Animal & Word Fun Bento

F&B and I finally got to go to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo this weekend! Faith has a sleepover there on Saturday night with her Girl Scout troop, then on Sunday, Ben and I met up with her for Girl Scout Day. It's a really pretty zoo, up on the mountain (hence the name), and you can feed giraffes. My girl seems to have a knack with animals and I got a great picture of her with giraffes and a bear (the pictures are here, including some old Faith & animals ones).

Since we had a zoo day, we went with zoo themed bentos, though in retrospect, I don't think we saw camels and the fish were in the bear enclosure.

Both kids actually had the same lunch--ham and provolone cheese sandwiches on multigrain rounds, carrots and cucumber flowers (Ben finally likes cucumber, yay!!!!), and apple slices.  Faith's is decorated with a cheddar camel, with his blanket made from provolone, a sugar eye, and the letters CAMEL cut from Stretch Island Fruit Company grape fruit strips.

Ben has a cheddar fish with provolone strips, a sugar eye, and the word fish cut from grape fruit strips.  (Side note, I bought myself new mini alphabet cutters.)  The rest of the food is the same as Faith's.  Their lunches are packed in our Easy Lunchboxes (also available on Amazon).

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  1. These are very cute! I especially like the camel.

  2. Looks like the cutters are a good size, where did you get them. Does your fruit stip ever melt before lunch time?

  3. Thanks everyone!

    Sarah, the cutters are from Williams-Sonoma, they came in a little tin and I had to have them. It's a need, really! ;o)

  4. This is such a great lunch idea ... and so cute too!! I would love if you could link this up to my weekly I Love Fridays party. I think my readers would really appreciate this idea! Have a great weekend!


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