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Best of March Break!!!

It’s been five years here on The Lunchbox Season! To celebrate, we’re passing along our favourite March Break or, as we call it, March BreACK! must-do’s and must-makes! Here’s the cream of the crop to help you survive another one to two weeks of staycation, or March BreACK! Madness! Galactic Mint Brownies Finger-Walking Bear Puppets […]

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A baklava snake even the kids could make! easy awesome baklava recipe

March breACK! 2014: A Baklava Snake Even the Kids Could Make

Instead of having the kids cook their own Mediterranean lunch today, I decided to make them a Mediterranean treat: Baklava… And, since there are so many “snakes” in the story we’ve been reading and illustrating all week, I thought I’d make their baklava in a snake shape! Here’s the recipe I came up with.  It’s […]

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

Today, the kids illustrate the fifth and final instalment of our March breACK! 2014 masterpiece, our transformation of Shakespeare’s Pericles. Today, the kids will not only illustrate scenes from our Play of Bearicles, they will also design a book cover or a poster advertising the production of our play. Summary, The Play of Bearicles, Prince […]

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

Summary, The Play of Bearicles, Prince of Tyre Act IVThe Ghost of the Turtle-Poet Gower once again rises from the sea, informing us that fourteen years have passed since we saw our Bearicles or his wee cub Marina: On Tarsus, Marina has been raised in high style by Cleon and Dionyza. She’s the talk of […]

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

We’re almost half-way through March breACK! 2014!  Today, the kids will continue to illustrate our Shakespeare’s Pericles, transformed: The Play of Bearicles, Prince of Tyre Summary: The Play of Bearicles, Prince of Tyre, Act III Gower, the Turtle-Ghost, rises from the sea once more to catalogue the further trials and tribulations of Bearicles:  Several months […]

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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 Break Ideas Design Your Own Snakes and Ladders [Chutes and ladders] Board Game

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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Spirit Bear Stick Puppets and Finger-Walking Bear Puppets with Free Printable Templates from The LunchboxSeason

MARCH breACK! 2013: Spirit Bear Stick Puppets and Finger-Walking Bear Puppets

We made two kinds of Spirit Bear Puppets today! Here are our results and a few printable templates for you and yours!   Spirit Bear Stick Puppets I’d like to give credit to Dawn over at dragoart.com. Our Spirit Bear Stick Puppets are stylized versions of bears taken from her How to Draw Bears Tutorial: http://www.dragoart.com/tuts/6277/1/1/how-to-draw-bears.htm. Print […]

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MARCH breACK! 2013: Illustrate-Your-Own-Books, Ahma, The Spirit Bear, Part IV: A Berry Picking Party & What Follows

Ahma, The Spirit Bear, Part IV (Conclusion): A Berry Picking Party & What Follows, A Precis: Mr. Mansm’ hosts a berry-picking party on the extensive guardian-forest-grounds of Gyeksa-Yuup (Peaceful Earth) followed by a trip to a Amap’as (Good-Looking) Hill, for a view of the local salmon streams and a festive picnic. Things are clearly strained, […]

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MARCH breACK! 2013: Kermode’s Path Math Game

Today, we’re playing another Kermode-bear-themed math dice game.  The kids will each get a copy of the sheet and play this with a gummy bear as a game piece and their own pair of dice.  When each of them finishes, they’ll get a prize [a few bear stickers].  The instructions: Help the Kermode Bear Fin […]

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MARCH breACK! 2013: Spirit Bear Dice Game

It’s time for some Spirit Bear Math! Today, the kids are going to have some numbers practice. I’ve created a Spirit Bear Dice Game. They’ll roll a pair of dice and either add or multiply the numbers. If they get the answer right, they’ll place a candy (gummy bears, m&m’s, or chocolate chips) in the […]

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