March breACK! 2014: The Kids Make Mediterranean: Lemony Grilled Calamari and Beer Battered [Fried] Calamari

The kids made their own Mediterranean themed lunches again today!  On the menu? One of their faves! Calamari! Funny thing is, Bea prefers her Calamari grilled with plenty of lemon, while Toby prefers his Calamari Fried.  Here are the two simple recipes they followed today! [Of course, the frying requires parental supervision!] Bisha’s Lemony Grilled […]

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March BreACK! 2014: Illustrate-Your-Own-Books, Bearicles, Act Two

Today, I’ll encourage the kids to use a bit more colour in their illustrations of our Shakepeare work, transformed, The Play of Bearicles, Prince of Tyre. Summary: The Play of Bearicles, Prince of Tyre, Act II The ghost of the Turtle-Poet, Gower, lets us know that there are more adventures in store for our hero […]

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March breACK! 2014: Design your own Snakes and Ladders Board Game

This morning, in their first instalment of our March breACK! play, Bearicles, the kids read about a prince of a bear who encounters a couple of socially dominant “serpents in bear fur.”  This afternoon, I decided to keep the snakes and ladders theme going by having them make their own Snakes & Ladders game. We’re […]

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March breACK! 2014: Illustrate-Your-Own-Books, Bearicles, Act One

Welcome to MARCH breACK! 2014! Each weekday in March BreACK!, the kids will read a segment of a book I have written and illustrate it! Today, we’re reading the first act of our Shakespeare play, transformed:  Bearicles, Prince of Tyre.   I’ll encourage the kids to use simple black ink pens on paper today. The […]

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March breACK! 2014: A Tentative Schedule

ACK! It’s March breACK! again! For those of you who are new to The Lunchbox Season, this means you’re in for a week of multiple posts (3-4 a day!) to document our crazy goings on.  Each day during March BreACK!, the kids will read and illustrate a story I have written for them. [You could […]

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March breACK! 2014 is Coming!

Spoilers… Stay tuned for our bearish take on one of my all-time favourite Shakespeare plays…check out our illustrations, follow-along with our art, math and science activities, and try a few of our Mediterranean inspired dishes! SEE YOU MONDAY! ____________________ Quick Links for Mobile Users         Summer of Funner  :  The Lunchbox Season  :  In […]

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Mardi Gras: King Cake Style Cinnamon Roll Ring

MARDI GRAS! It’s Fat Tuesday, and, to celebrate, we’ll be having breakfast for dinner….not just any breakfast…but, possibly the sweetest and tastiest breakfast-for-dinner imaginable…Cinnamon Rolls!  Since we wanted to continue with our King Cake making tradition, we decided to form our rolls into a Cinnamon Roll Ring that we could top off in King Cake Style. […]

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Printable Sochi Bear Olympic Valentines

And here’s what the little lady will be toting with her tomorrow….Sochi Bear Valentines…in Russian! Feel free to photo-print some of these for your own little valentines! __________________ Quick Links for Mobile Users         Summer of Funner  :  The Lunchbox Season  :  In Defense of Burning

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And For The Parents…

Don’t you just want to print this out and send it to your partner?  Go right ahead! __________________ Quick Links for Mobile Users         Summer of Funner  :  The Lunchbox Season  :  In Defense of Burning

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Homemade Printable Skylanders Swap Force Valentines

It’s Toby’s first year at an all-boy’s school, and so we wanted to start off on the right foot with some super-friendly homemade valentines. Last year’s Toy Heart Photo Valentines with Skylanders, Lego, Stuffies and Monster High Dolls were such a hit that we decided to do something similar with photographs of out favourite toys. This […]

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Year of the Horse: Graffiti Resolutions [Free Printable]

Who makes New Year’s Resolutions on January 1st? Why not wait and make them “Graffiti-style” on Chinese New Year?  The Year of the Horse begins on January 31st. To get ready for the big day, we’ll be making these “Graffiti Resolution” Sheets. Want to try? All you need to do is print out the image or […]

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Framing Gulliver’s Travels

Happy New Year! As is our way, we took the first few weeks in January to re-group after our outrageous 2013 Family Advent Calendar escapades.  Of course, we haven’t actually had much time to rest.  We’ve had the usual back to school rush, albeit with a bit more snow and ice to tackle along the […]

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