Monday, August 20, 2012

PlanetBox lunch: Kindergarten Red Day

Our elementary Kindergarten has a cute tradition of doing "color days" for the first week + of school. Each day they focus on one color and the kids are encouraged to dress in that color and they do little projects, read books, etc. based on the color of the day. 

While I wasn't certain that the Kindergarten was still doing this (it's been five years since Ethan was in Kindergarten, and three years for Owen), I hoped Color Days would be happening for Paige too. And it is! Yay!  Besides wearing the cutest red dress and red sandals to school, I tried to pack her a reddish lunch also. 


In our PlanetBox lunchbox she has:
- hummus on multigrain bread sandwich, cut with a heart-shaped sandwich cutter
- strawberries with a red crayon pick (I ordered those from Amazon ages ago with Color Days in mind!)
- a bit of red mini M&M's 
- pretzels
- a wrapped string cheese that has a coordinating crayon picture printed on the wrapper.

Simple, but gets the red theme across, I think. Paige was excited and said she couldn't wait to eat it. Success! 

Supplies used in the making of this lunch:


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Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I love your lunches, but $60 for a bento box? That is crazy!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Today is red day at my daughters kindergarten too! So cute!

Corey @ Family Fresh Meals said... [Reply to comment]

Super cute Melissa! My girls are loving these string cheese crayons too :)

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

$60 is a lot for a lunchbox, believe me, I know! I admired it from afar for an entire year before I finally bit the bullet and bought my PlanetBox. It's unlike any other box we have (which is saying a lot, since I have a ton of them!). It is incredibly sturdy and durable stainless steel - it will last a LIFETIME. And it is not something the kids will "outgrow"... it's cool enough for any teen or adult to carry. I'm happy with the purchase.

Meredith said... [Reply to comment]

I saw those crayon string cheese the other day. Very cute. I appreciate your review of the Planetbox. It's on my wishlist:)

Stephanie said... [Reply to comment]

Hi Melissa
Just discovered your blog and I love twins will enter kindergarten in 2 weeks ! and your site gives me so many ideas.
I just bought the laptop lunch box, still have to find a lunch bag for it, do you have any suggestions? I think I would like for them to be able to carry their lunch flat, and also be able to add snacks and drinks in the lunch bag.
Also, you seem to like the Funtainer bottle, some people complain of having mold in them, I would think around the plastic, straw you have this problem, or is it easy to take apart and clean? Thank you,
I am writing from Canada.

Lea058 said... [Reply to comment]

I just went to Marshall's and found a bento box double stack for 7.99, just need to keep ur eye open to find surprises like that!

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

Hi Stephanie!
When the kids take a Laptop Lunches box they pack it in a "regular" kind of lunchbox, so it's not flat, but on the side. Both Tyler and Paige have Olive Kids lunch boxes - (mermaids for Paige, trucks & planes for Tyler!). When Ethan takes a Laptop Lunch he uses Owen's LLBean lunchbox. At the time I couldn't find a flat-carrying lunch box that would fit the LL (it's slightly too big for EasyLunchboxes coolers), but recently Laptop Lunches came out with a few carriers that carry flat. I haven't used any of their carriers though.

I LOVE the Thermos Funtainers. I have not had any problem with mold. As soon as the kids come home I rinse them out, run water through the straw and let air dry. I can't imagine it molding unless kept wet and not allowed to dry well. The pieces are very easy to separate and clean. Two of our Funtainers are five years old and going strong.

Michelle | Creative Food said... [Reply to comment]

Now I feel like I "need" those crayon picks! Love this lunch!

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