In grad school I went to Okinawa, Japan to coach a small tennis team with a group called Athletes in Action. It was an amazing time learning so much about Japanese culture. I also became fascinated at lunch time with the most organized food I had ever seen.
I came to discover that the neatly packaged lunches are called bento boxes. Little Passports has partnered up with some fellow bloggers to present a St. Patrick’s Day bento box and craft to celebrate the day. I thought it would be fun to share it with you too!
You can also discover lots of interesting stuff your kids don’t know about St. Patrick’s Day on this recent post. It includes a short video and printable quiz to make sure you know the history behind the holiday!
And now on to the bento fun…
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St. Patrick’s Day Bento Box
Celebrate the luckiest day of the year by making a fun St. Patrick’s Day lunch for your child! Little Passports has partnered with Wendy Copley, who has written Everyday Bento: 50 Cute and Yummy Lunches to Go. Wendy has designed this delicious St. Patrick’s Day Bento Box packed with all the familiar symbols we see on March 17 — green foods, gold coins and a rainbow of healthy fruit!
For the complete bento box ingredients and tutorial, visit Little Passports’ St. Patrick’s Day Bento Box blog post.
St. Patrick’s Day Craft
Little Passports has also partnered with Andrea Mulder-Slater, artist, blogger and co-founder of KinderArt.com., to bring us this adorable St. Patrick’s Day snake craft. According to legend, Saint Patrick drove all the snakes out of Ireland in the 5th century by chasing them off the cliffs, straight into the sea. We think that sounds like the perfect introduction to a fun afternoon of crafting!
To find Andrea’s complete St. Patrick’s Day snake crafting instructions, visit Little Passports’ St. Patrick’s Day snake craft blog post.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!