cottage cheese with star sprinkles, star shaped apples,
star shaped mini PB sandwiches
She ate almost everything except not much of the cottage cheese but it's still new and I'll keep trying. It's entirely possible that she ate the sprinkles off the top and the little bit of cottage cheese that got in the way - lol.
Even though it's Tuesday - I am sharing this on Muffin Tin Mom today. To check out other fun Muffin Tin Lunches from this week go to:
Amy has been learning about birds at school. They have been learning about all kinds of birds and have also done some investigating of the birds around Bermuda. A favourite bird here is the Eastern Bluebird. We can help them with nest sites by putting up bluebird houses and a bluebird trail. For show and tell on Friday she took a lapbook that we created together with some information about Bermuda's birds and to go with it I made her the birdhouse lunch. The birdhouse was not at all my idea. I saw one on Cookie Cutter Lunch and knew it would be perfect for a lunch during the bird unit. That one used pretzel sticks but as Amy doesn't like them I took another idea from Cookie Cutter Lunch and used the crusts from the bread. Perfect!
So here is her lunch:
boiled egg, cucumber flowers, strawberry wafer cookies ( by request)
grapes & pineapple, fruit leather birds, Peanut butter sandwich birdhouse
Blue bird eggs are blue but I just didn't have it in me to dye them blue. I am not a fan of overdoing the colouring and I imagine those strawberry wafer cookies have enough for the day! So I put it in a blue cup to at least outline in blue :) Lunch was a success as she ate most of it - except not all of the strawberry wafers. I think it turned out pretty cute and even her teacher took a picture of it at lunchtime! I meant to take a picture of her with her lapbook before school but I forgot. Here's two photos of just her lapbook.
cover: we chose some photos of birds and she matched up the names and glued them on. She's quite a bird identifier now! We realised yesterday that we forgot to put one of the kiskadee which is quite prevalent so we will probably add a small photo on the front soon.
inside: Who am I? fold outs. They have some facts on the flaps, and then the answer is the last page. I made these and they are age appropriate so not too tricky! She said at show and tell the class was trying to guess. Labelled parts of a bird and colouring pictures of a male cardinal & male bluebird. A few pictures of the different nests. An early reader mini book about a Mommy bird building a nest, laying eggs & feeding the babies.
Not pictured is the back - it has a poem and a song.
Yesterday was a public holiday here so next up is today's lunch. It's a kitty sandwich. Amy informed me on the weekend that "the bird's worst villain is the cat predator". So today we have a predatory cat lunch! This cat isn't really eating any birds though - he's chasing butterflies & goldfish instead :)
goldfish crackers, yoplait yogurt ( it fits --yay!)
honeydew melon, strawberry, cherry fruit leather butterfly
ham kitty sandwich
Oh and I have a ton of cat picks and forgot to put any in the fruit. I was having such a hard time trying to put those whiskers on I got sidetracked. I really need some kitchen tweezers or something. I must have looked frustrated as hubby said just leave it no one will notice! Naturally when the girls saw their lunch this morning (as I was taking a picture) they were ecstatic. So of course he was right.
Hope you made it through that LONG post! I still have to put up the MTM from Heidi's lunch today. I think I'll make a new post for that ;)
It's official. I am addicted to the planetboxes for packing lunch. I really don't even want to use any of my bentos. They are just so easy. School is almost out here but I will have to pack some summer day camp lunches so I'm not going to be totally finished with packing lunches. I feel like I should use some of my other bentos to justify their drawer space in the house!! So maybe something different in the next few weeks.... I'll ask the girls if they would like a change.
Even though it's kind of late -- I think I will still share this on:
I was planning on putting the groovy magnets on the fronts of their planet boxes but they insisted on the retro cats today! So not exactly an outside /inside theme. Maybe I'll make a kitty lunch tomorrow...
She just must not be too hungry today as it was a bit of a hit and miss. She went straight for the avocado and then spit it out!!! She nibbled one of the cucumbers. wanted extra strawberries & yogurt and ate few bites of her cheese & crackers and a few pieces of banana which is actually her favourite thing in her lunch today.
Amy is still learning about birds and while I am dying to try this sandwich from Cookie Cutter Lunch I just haven't gotten around to it yet. So today she has a chicken theme. They're birds too you know!
watermelon & strawberries, baby chick shaped fruit leather
and the oddest chicken peanut butter sandwich ever!
I had a few cookie cutters to choose from here and I let Amy pick. To be fair the cutter looked more like a chicken than the cutout. She thought it was FAB so no worries. It makes me chuckle. No cheese beak today since she didn't like it on Friday with the ducks.
Rose is not learning about birds at nursery and she was quite put out about having hot school lunch on Friday while Amy had a fun, homemade lunch so today I made her a red heart themed lunch just because I love her.
heart shaped boiled egg, grape tomatoes,
watermelon & heart shaped strawberries
frozen frubes yogurt, heart shaped PB sandwiches.
Sadly my camera lens was broken on Friday. Part of the lens broke that secures it to the body. I didn't notice at first and thought I had snapped it back on. Well it's definitely broken and I need a new one :( So until then - my pictures will probably be a little off.
Amy wanted a Mommy duck and some baby ducks for lunch. Ok. No problem. So here we have the Duckies lunch :) I could only fit one baby duck sandwich but there are other baby ducks around. Amy doesn't usually like cheese so I put a little bit of cheese in the hope that she would try it. Nope. All of the cheese came home. Ah well, I'll still try it again. She was so excited about the ducks it was worth a try.
Ritz crackers with ham & cheese ducks, frozen frubes yogurt
mandarin oranges, strawberries, fruit leather ducks,
Peanut butter Mom & baby duck sandwich
I was able to cut both the Mom and baby duck out of the same sandwich so there was very little waste ( usually H & I eat the scraps so it's not really wasted). I find the frubes yogurts fit really well into that long spot and since it's getting warmer I prefer to freeze the yogurt instead of just relying on an ice pack. If I freeze a yo kids it just doesn't fit very well - so no more yo kids for awhile.
Also on Friday I made Heidi a MTM. I was feeling a bit unwell and didn't have any plan, so I made her an odds and ends MTM again. She likes the variety, I like that it's really quick with minimal effort. Win - Win.
She didn't really like the kiwi, but she hasn't had it that often. The raspberries were on their last day but still tasty - she ate them first! And as predicted she dipped her carrots in the yogurt. Surprisingly she didn't eat much of the crackers as it was the one thing she was asking for when I was putting it together. I guess the rest just looked yummier when she saw it all assembled :)
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Ocean themes for lunch today. The girls had pretty much the same again today. I was actually up early - but way too early as I couldn't sleep. So basically awake and tired and didn't manage to boil eggs to mold into fish as planned. Lunch was still cute enough and both girls came home with empty lunchboxes today, so a success.
I even changed to their under the sea magnets today to complete the theme :)
I recently organised a group order from Planetbox and for myself I bought some extra magnet sets & new carry bags. So now we have several magnet choices to change around. I haven't named them all yet since I will need some for Heidi in September and I didn't buy 3 sets of each. Everyone has their name on their actual planetbox so I am not especially worried. I might just go ahead and put last names on the new magnets so that they can all share. I don't think Heidi will be too picky but the others are very verbal about their preferences. Already Amy is complaining about using her new pink carry bag (which she picked out!) and not a purple one like her friend. I packed an extra colour away for each of them for next school year but I guess she saw them all. I'll probably cave in and give it to her - I'm weak like that!
Tomorrow is hot lunch at school for Rose so hopefully I will come up with something creative since I will only have to make one lunch. KMFX that I don't sleep in :)
Catch up post alert! I have two days of lunches to share. Today's lunch is up first - because is came out better :) Both girls have identical lunches.
granola bites, craisins, frozen frubes yogurt
mandarin oranges, strawberries, vitamin
peanut butter dolphin sandwiches
everything is the same as Amy - easywork for Mom :)
Here are Tuesday's lunches. They kind of came out a bit sad looking to me :( We were running late ( as usual!) and I had a hard time cutting the butterflies for some reason so the bread looks a little mangled - and they look kind of white and boring! The girls sure didn't mind though.