Thursday, January 23, 2014

Baby Penguins Love Their Mama - a Literary Lunch

This post was previously published at The Little Crooked Cottage for Literary Lunch. Head over to this entertaining blog run by four children's book authors and a pig who celebrate authors, illustrators and their creations!

Baby Penguins Love Their Mama by Melissa Guion is a sweet book about a busy Penguin Mama wondering if her kids know just how much she loves them. And they do! Surprising her with a sweet gesture of their own after a busy busy week.

Penguin School Lunch in Easylunchboxes -

We packed a lunch-to-go in our Easylunchboxes for a busy day:
  • strawberries with a little penguin hiding in the leaves
  • popcorn with a sneaky penguin hiding Mama's surprise 
  • and of course a Mama Penguin nut butter sandwich and some of her o-lovely penguin babies (made with olives and cream cheese)!
Penguin School Lunch in Easylunchboxes -

The olive baby penguins were so easy to make and such a fun snack. You can find them all over Pinterest but my favorite tutorial is this one from Foodie with Family! 

Penguin School Lunch in Easylunchboxes -

You can hide little book characters in your kids lunches even without making 8-20 olive penguins if you don't have the time. Isn't this penguin so cute?

Penguin School Lunch in Easylunchboxes -

I love visiting my local cake store as well since they always have new cupcake rings or toppers I can quickly use for the kid's lunches!

Things I used to make this lunch (contains affiliate links):


  1. Thank you so much for this adorable tribute. My daughter would go wild if I packed this for her. Maybe I'll actually do that!

  2. So cute! I love it all. Great job stopping by from Pin Me :)

  3. gosh !!!! they look adorable ...
    Added you in G+ and Pinterest .
    would love if you add me back.

  4. Thank you so much for sharing this post at The Weekend re-Treat Link Party on The Best Blog Recipes! Wanted to stop by and Pin your post to our Party Boards :)

    Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes



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