One of Small Child's school topics last year was farms and farming, so quite a few of the lunches I made that term had a distinct farm theme! I'm sharing some of them today, and as I have quite a few in my archives, I'm sharing a whole week's worth of simple farm themed lunch ideas in this post. These are all very quick and easy to put together - I made heavy use of my farm animal cupcake rings, farm animal cupcake picks and lamb and chick cupcake rings, all of which make simple lunches instantly fun! I love using cupcake rings and picks because they're nice and chunky so great for younger children particularly, and also less likely to get lost than other smaller bento accessories.
The first lunch was made in our blue Yumbox Panino bento box, and had a piggy theme! In this lunch I packed tortilla wraps, filled with roast chicken, crispy bacon, lettuce and a little mayo and held together with pig bento picks. On the side I packed yellow pepper strips and cucumber slices, topped with alphabet bento picks spelling out 'OINK', strawberries, topped with a pig cupcake ring, raisins to represent mud, a Babybel cheese, which I decorated with a pig snout cut from the wax using the pig cutter from our CuteZCute Animal Friends set, and a little piggy container which held a few dark chocolate chips for a treat.
In the second lunch I packed an English muffin, filled with mayo, barbecue chicken slices and a little lettuce and topped with a cow cupcake ring. On the side I packed a couple of small carrots, which I peeled and topped with leaf bento picks, black grapes, topped with a pig cupcake ring, some organic strawberry yoghurt and a couple of dried apricots, which I topped with a cute little rabbit bento pick. This lunch was packed in our pink Yumbox Panino bento box.
The third lunch was packed in our Munchkin mealtime bento box, and included some ham and cream cheese sandwiches decorated with farm animal cupcake rings, some carrot slices, which I sliced with a crinkle cutter and popped into a cute pea pod silicone cup, tinned sweetcorn and grapes, which I topped with lamb and chick cupcake rings. I also popped a reusable food pouch filled with organic yoghurt in the top of the box.
The fourth lunch was a simple one I packed in our pink Yumbox Panino bento box for a school trip to the farm. I tried to pack non-messy foods and keep it simple, whilst still adding a bit of farm yard fun! In this lunch Small Child had ham sandwiches topped with a cow cupcake ring, a mini Babybel cheese, raw red pepper slices and some red grapes, which I decorated with a cockerel cupcake pick. I also packed some chopped dried apple rings, some raisins (inside the little piggy container) and a mini chocolate egg, which was hidden inside the chicken container. Small Child thoroughly enjoyed his trip to the farm and talked non-stop about it for several weeks afterwards!
This last lunch is one from my archives that was packed earlier this year in the run up to World Book Day. I packed several book themed lunches, and this one was based on the book 'Scruff Sheep', an old favourite of Small Child's from when he was younger. In this lunch Small Child had a sheep boiled egg (moulded with the help of our CuteZCute Animal Palz set), some crackers, a nest made from carrots cut with a julienne peeler and topped with some little egg bento picks, a sliced plum and blueberries, topped with a sheep cupcake ring, and some yoghurt, topped with a few flower sprinkles. I also packed a few raisins, topped with a cat bento pick to represent the 'nasty tabby cat' from the story, and added a few silicone dividers to decorate (from these sets: grass silicone dividers and lettuce silicone dividers). This lunch was packed in our original Yumbox bento box.
I hope this post has given you a few more lunch packed ideas, do check out my creative bento lunch ideas section for over four hundred(!) more lunch ideas like these ones, and why not follow my Kids Lunch Box Ideas Pinterest board for more lunch packing ideas from around the web?
Farm themed bento accessories used in these lunches:
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