This was Generation Texas week at Green Monkey's school. So each day was a different theme. I decided it would be fun to theme our lunches to match. So each night we talked about the next day's theme and I asked him to describe to me what he thought of for each topic...here's what he came up with and how I turned it into lunch.
Monday -Rock Star Day - Rock stars play guitar (Imagine 5yo boy playing hilarious flailing air guitar) so we begin with a PB&J guitar sandwich with carrot stick strings and raisin nuts. Crackers and cheese music. cantaloup stars, and my favorite a cucumber drum set (Beatles of course). Yes he did get pop rocks for lunch, 1) he begged for them after he saw me putting them in a friend's 40th birthday party bouquet(40 rocks), and 2) because they do rock :o).
Tuesday - Super Hero Day - Avengers Lunch for 2. One for each little monkey representing 4 of their favorite avengers. Ironman PB&J sandwich, mini oreo eyes; Babybel cheese Captain America shield on whole wheat ritz cracker, Incredible Hulk cucumber with spinach shorts, and Thor's lil smokie and carrot hammer.
Wednesday - Neon Day - Ok so we didn't have any neon colored food so since it reflects on your future being bright I asked him to name things that were bright...
Green monkey answered a light bulb, the sun, and stars. So he got a turkey and cheese light bulb sandwich, babybel and mild cheddar sun which he helped to color yellow, star cut cucumber for the ranch on his salad, and star shaped cantaloup and honeydew melon.
Other monkey got the same but I used the other half of the sandwich to a cactus. The monkeys had a really hard time deciding who got which one. Both ate them and especially loved the smores :)
So the monkeys and I had a great week dressing up and making lunches. Tomorrow is college shirt day but he gets to buy his lunch since he's gotten green days all week so that's it for this week.