The twins are starting school in September and I am trying to prepare them in lots of fun ways. I want them to be very comfortable recognising numbers. To help them with this I thought it would be fun to make some number themed lunches. I tend to keep lunches simple as we are usually in a rush so these number themed bento lunches are really quick ideas which I have made using sandwich and cookie cutters and a few bento accessories.
I think these would work really well as special birthday lunches. They would also go well in a bento lunchbox. I tried to make the number of objects match the number of the lunch although it didn’t always work with the sea. I also tried to keep the lunches as healthy as possible, although I think they could probably do with a bit more protein.
I made these in about ten minutes, I have to be quick because as soon as the twins see me making lunch they hang around my feet like puppies waiting for scraps.
One Themed Lunch
Ham sandwich, cheese number 1, grapes, McVitie’s Mini Gingerbread Man, banana
Two Themed Lunch
Cucumber, tuna sandwich, banana, apple number, jelly beans.
Three Themed Lunch
Peanut sandwich, tomatoes, grapes, goldfish crackers, lettuce, rice crispie cake 3.
Four Themed Lunch
Jam sandwiches, banana, celery, lettuce, cheese 4.
Five Themed Lunch
Open cheese sandwiches, blueberries, Bear Alpha Bites Multigrain Cereal Letters, celery, cucumber, sponge 5.
I love the fact this encourages the girls to play with their food. They added eyes to their little ducks using the blueberries.
I did make another 1 themed lunch originally but it didn’t fit as well with the others. The girls liked the cake though.
Most of the picks were bought at the Eats Amazing online shop.
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