School Supplies Lunch for First Day of School

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

first day of school kids lunch

Year 2, First Day of School: Today is my daughter's first day of school, so I made her a special school supplies lunch complete with chalkboard sandwich, cheese pencil, watermelon erasers, and of course apples!  I made the lunch in a Planetbox Rover and the note in the middle is from Lunchbox Love.  I can't believe she is in 1st grade, the past year went by so fast.  If you have kids you know you have to show up the first day with all the school supplies, so I wanted my daughter to be prepared.  I hope the school year has started off well for you and your kids.  We will be back on Monday so check in for a really fun lunch that my daughter and I came up with!
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Ingredients:
--Slice of watermelon cut up into squares
--Handful of dried apples
--1 serving of carrot sticks
--Handful of spinach
--1 stick of string cheese
--1 peanut butter and honey sandwich (or whatever type of sandwich your child likes)
--1 piece of white cheese
--1-2 pieces of nori (dried seaweed snack)

watermelon erasers
Directions:
1) Place sandwich in container and put dried seaweed on top of it to make the chalkboard.  Fill in space around it with baby carrots.

2) Cut numbers out of white cheese and place on top of the seaweed.

3) Arrange dried apples in a side dish.  Put spinach in another side dish.  Trim string cheese with a knife so that it makes a point.  Dip the end in black food coloring and use a toothpick to draw the details as shown.  Drop it on top of the spinach.

4) Take your watermelon squares and trim the edges at an angle to form an old school pink eraser shape.  Place watermelon erasers in the last side dish.

5)  If you want to add a finishing touch you can include a note from Lunchbox Love.  I am giving away four volumes of them this week, so be sure and enter the giveaway HERE.
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19 comments:

  1. What a great lunch! Your pencil and erasers are genius!

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    1. Thanks Sarah! I was hoping they would turn out, but I wasn't sure, I appreciate the encouragement!

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  2. What a great idea! I have 3 boys - 2 going into grade 1 and the other entering Gr 3. Your lunch looks awesome but I genuinely wonder how I'll find the time to make such intricate lunches! I'm sure when my PlanetBox kits arrive, I'll be motivated. As long as I have a coffee in hand, I can move mountains!

    Also, I made the sea turtles for diner one day (the boys love broccoli so it wasn't a stretch) and they LOVED it!

    Thank you.

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    1. Nadine, thanks for commenting. That is a ton of boys to make lunches for. Having a good lunchbox definitely is important. They really help you think if you are giving them a balanced meal. I understand your time concerns. Don't let me fool you. I do these 1 or 2 times a week. The rest of the time we make more normal but still healthy lunches and use the same lunchboxes.

      Two things I would encourage you to start with. Try and use leftovers. They are already cooked and easy to put in lunchboxes. Also, cookie cutters are great on sandwiches. They make the sandwiches fun in only a few seconds. I use them all the time when I dont have much time. Oh and lastly, you can move mountains--you're a mom! Check out my video that I did for a friends blog about preparing lunches for the week, it might help also: http://www.dianarambles.com/2013/08/prepping-lunch-for-week.html

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  3. What an awesome lunch, Beau! I especially love those watermelon erasers. Look just like the real thing! ;)

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    1. Thanks, I thought they would be perfect for those old school pink wedge erasers!

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  4. Very cute! I love the blackboard and pencil, and of course those watermelon erasers.

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    1. Thanks Eileen. I thought the blackboard was fun and it was really easy with just using squares of dried seaweed. I didnt even need to cut them.

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  5. Very cool! My son is content with a bag of goldfish, but I think I should really try to make more of an effort...

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    1. Thanks Oren, you should see if you do something fun how your son responds. You just might like it as much as he does!

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  7. Watermelon erasers! So COOL! You my friend, are a lunch rockstar :)

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    1. Thanks Corey, those were my daughters favorite part she ate all of them. Btw I can't wait to try your butterfinger muddy buddies. Special dessert for Labor Day party!

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  8. Wow!!! I like your pencil design ^_^ Nice bento!

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    1. Thanks I had to change to the cheese at the last minute, so I'm glad it worked.

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  9. Awesome! I am loving the pencil and erasers

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    1. Those are my favorite parts too Jenn, thanks!

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