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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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Chinese New Year Special: Best of … Snakes

Chinese New Year is this Sunday, February 10, 2013 THE YEAR OF THE SNAKE So, here it is…. The Lunchbox Season’s BEST OF…SNAKES! and a Chinese New Year Feast   Snake Sock Puppets DIY Snake Puppets made from socks, googley eyes and ribbon.   Python Masks A free printable python mask with additional DIY/Instructions.   […]

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MARCH breAK! 2012: Frogwiches! Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies with Vanilla or Citrus Cream

Gallagher’s Favourite “Frogwiches”: Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies with Vanilla or Citrus Cream Today’s the Last Day of our Illustrate-Your-Own-Book project for MARCH breAK!, and it’s time, once again, to make a treat drawn from our book, A Study in Emerald. In Chapter Six of our seven chapter tale, snake-detective Gallagher feasts on “Frog Sandwich Cookies” as […]

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MARCH breAK! 2012: Snake Sock Puppets

Today, we finished reading and illustrating our book,  A Study in Emerald. To celebrate, we munched on Frogwiches (homemade gingerbread sandwich cookies), and we made sock puppets of all the major characters in our story. When the kids were done, we got out the old doorway puppet theatre I made way back before Bea was born, and […]

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MARCH breAK! 2012: A Study in Emerald, Day 4, Story & Illustrations

We’re on day four of our five day Illustrate-Your-Own Book project. The kids have been trying different artistic techniques each day to create illustrations for the story I wrote for them, The Adventures of Sir Lóchrann Holmes: A Study in Emerald. Today, after we made our Python Masks, we read chapter six (of seven) out […]

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MARCH breAK! 2012: DIY Python Masks

In the story I wrote for the kids to illustrate, A The Adventures of Sir Lochrann Holmes: A Study in Emerald, a pair of pythons named Drebber and Strangerson have landed in Ireland, disrupting the life of the grass snakes who live in secret there. Today, we made python masks so that the kids could […]

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MARCH breAK! 2012: Necktie Bean-Bag Snakes…and Lunch!

To go with the Snake Detective Mystery I wrote for the kids to illustrate,  The Adventures of Sir Lochrann Holmes: A Study in Emerald, (we’re on chapters Chapters 4&5), we made Necktie Bean-bag Snakes today!  We also had a fantastic snakey lunch, complete with home baked salt and vinegar chips, snakewiches, and shakes…you’ll find that on the bottom of […]

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MARCH breAK! 2012: A Study in Emerald, Day Two, Story and Illustrations

Today, while our Irish Soda Farls were baking, I asked the kids to illustrate the third chapter of our story,The Adventures of Sir Lóchrann Holmes: A Study in Emerald.  They did three illustrations with permanent marker and watercolours, and a fourth with a plain black marker. Bea added highlighters to the final drawing. Tobes added oil pastels. The illustrations are below today’s […]

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MARCH breAK! 2012: Serpent Mobiles, Stick Puppets, & a Skip Counting Game

Today, we completed two snake projects related to our book, A Study in Emerald, and the kids had fun with a home-made math gameboard. Serpent Spiral Mobiles * Snake Stick Puppets* “Leprechaun Gold” Skip Counting Game Serpent Spiral Mobiles Supplies Stiff Watercolour Paper Watercoulours and Brushes Holepunch String Kid-Safe Scissors My Hand-drawn Snake Template Just […]

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MARCH breAK! 2012: A Study in Emerald, An Illustrate-Your-Own Book

March 12-16, 2012 Over the course of the next five days, the kids will be illustrating a book that I have written for them. It’s called The Adventures of Sir Lóchrann Holmes: A Study in Emerald. This isn’t the first time they’ve done this.  As I mentioned in a previous post, just two years ago, I wrote […]

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MARCH breAK! 2012: A Tentative Schedule

I’ve got ambitious plans for MARCH breAK! 2012.  Depending upon which professional path I might choose to follow, I may not be able to run “camp mama” next March, so I’ll be making the most of it next week!  I’ve completed our story for the week, The Adventures of Sir Lóchrann Holmes: A Study in Emerald.  Simply put, it is a reworking […]

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