Archive | October, 2013

Have a Signature Pumpkin

Halloween Tip: Have a Signature Pumpkin

  Here’s a little graphic celebrating 8+ years of my “Signature Pumpkin,” the Question Mark!   Why not come up with a Signature Pumpkin of your own? Happy Halloween! ______________ Quick Links for Mobile Users         Summer of Funner  :  The Lunchbox Season  :  In Defense of Burning

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Light-Up Robot Turtle Costume

Making T1: Toby’s Light-Up Robot Turtle Costume

This year, Toby decided that he wanted to be a “Robot Turtle named T1” for Halloween. He loves Turtles. He loves Robots. It’s a natural fit. Only problem was, how were we going to get our hands on one of those?  Well, we’d have to make one!  First things first, we looked around online for […]

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The Lunchbox Season's Spooktacular 13 Best of Everything Halloween

The Lunchbox Season’s Spooktacular 13: Best of Everything Halloween

Halloween is coming! Here are 12 of our best Halloween and Halloween-Friendly Posts and a bonus 13th contribution from our Sister Site!  Just click on the image and be transported!!! SNACKS: 1. Quick & Easy Mummy Cookies A Halloween Themed Lunchbox Treat! We make sugar cookies with our ginger-people cutters and ice them to look like mummies! […]

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Vampire Brownies Red Velvet Brownies with a Cream Cheese Bite

Vampire Brownies: Red Velvet Brownies with a Cream Cheese “Bite”

The kids were after me to make some sort of Halloween themed weekly treat for their lunches. Last year’s Mummy Cookies were a sure-fire hit, but they wanted something new. So, I got to wondering, what was my spookiest, scariest Halloween memory? Aside from my friend Shawn’s dad jumping out at us from the tree […]

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Halloween Art for Kids Spooky Still Life Two Ways

Halloween Art for Kids: Spooky Still Life, Two Ways

I had originally planned to take the kids outside to “sketch the season” on Saturday. Then, it rained…and rained…and rained.  The kids were sitting at the dining room table, twirling the tips of a couple of little white pumpkins, looking miserable…until it dawned on me…we could sketch the season inside, too!  We could do a […]

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Table Magic creating an Alien Multiplication Chart

Table Magic: Creating an Alien Multiplication Chart

While, these days, the calculator may be king in the classroom, we’re still a little “old school” at home. While I do actively drill the kids on their multiplication tables, I’m also keen on finding ways to have them practice math without necessarily “studying.”  This has resulted in various challenges in which I ask them […]

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Fill in the Silhouette Holiday Table Setting from The Lunchbox Season 2013

Fill-in-the-Silhouette Holiday Table Setting

Last year’s  Everyone’s Sitting at the Kiddie Table Setting was a surefire hit for our Thanksgiving feast. We placed craft paper down on the table, drew on some fancy frames, and had everyone fill in the frames with their own masterpiece. This year, the kids wanted to “one-up” themselves by coming up with an equally engaging, hands-on holiday […]

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ApplePickingwithanecamera

Apple Picking with a New Camera and Sharing the Pie Love

We’re lucky enough to have our “California Grandparents” here with us for the Thanksgiving weekend!  So, on Friday, we rented a mini-van and sped out to our favourite Apple Picking spot, Applewood Farm Winery in Stouffeville, Ontario.  Little did we know, they didn’t open until noon on Fridays, so we had an adventure in the […]

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Ginger Cognac Cranberry Sauce from The Lunchbox Season

Ginger Cognac Cranberry Sauce

We knew it would be hard to beat last year’s amaaaaazing Whisky Fig Cranberry Sauce….but we think we’ll do our Thanksgiving Dinner proud with this Ginger Cognac number.  You start out by making the beginnings of a ginger syrup…simmering bits of ginger in sugar and water or cider. Then, you pop in your cranberries, and, […]

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The Lunchbox Seasons 10 Best Thanksgiving

The Lunchbox Season’s 10 Best …Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is coming! Here are 9 of our best Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving-Friendly Posts and a bonus 10th contribution from our Sister Site! Just click on the image and be transported!!!           Whisky Fig Cranberry Sauce: Break out the Whisky & Cider. Here’ s our original recipe for a cinnamon, whisky, and fig filled Cranberry Sauce […]

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Almond Butter Chai Spice Cake

Almond Butter Chai Spice Cake

With the kids going to different schools this year, and with parents and grandparents taking an active role in getting them there, we are now able to spend more one-on-one time with the kids along the way.  Bea and I have taken to having “special tea” in the kitchen once a week. On the walk […]

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