You may have seen that Girlie and I have started reading the Magic Tree House series. We’ve already finished books 1 through 4 and finally discovered last night who the mysterious M is! Very exciting, right? I wanted to celebrate with another Magic Tree House bento, this time about the mummies book we loved so much (book #3). Girlie had other plans and pleaded with me to make her a Dragon Tales bento.
She has become obsessed with this show after discovering it on Netflix. She loves the characters and the Spanish vocabulary mixed with magical words too. She also told me that she thinks that she and Little Dude are a little bit like Emmy and Max. I really wanted to make her an awesome Dragon Tales bento to take to Musical Theater last night, but I don’t have as much skill with character bento yet. I tried to improvise by turning my dino sandwich cutter into a dragon, with the addition of scales and wings. You can judge for yourself, but I could see on Girlie’s face that she was NOT impressed! Here is her EasyLunchBox:
She has a vegetarian bologna and cheese sandwich. I used cheddar cheese for the scales and Swiss cheese for the wings. I colored the wings using food markers. She has apples, blueberries, and strawberries in the fruit compartment. A hard boiled egg is paired with baby carrots in the small compartment. So, maybe not the best rendition of a dragon, but I tried! After her critique of how this was much more dino than dragon-looking, she issued her thanks and praise and ate the entire bento on her way to dance class. I am sure it helped that she was starving after a very long and hot day at camp!
Did you watch Dragon Tales as a kid? Do your kids watch it now? It aired in 1999, so I was too old for it, but today’s teens are likely to remember it fondly! Here is a clip of the opening song, if it helps you take a trip down memory lane!
As for Magic Tree House, Girlie has requested that I get back to the library for book #5 ASAP because it is the one about ninjas that she has been desperately waiting for! She is just like me with the chapter books… hanging on to every word and practically in tears when it is time to close the book. She is very eager to know what happens next. She has lots of great ideas and seems to understand the full story arc across many chapters and books. She’s been great with tracking the M clues too. I hope this is a sign that she will be as avid a reader as I am! What are your kids reading this summer? I’d love any other great suggestions!