First Day Bento… A Day Late

7 Jan

pancake bento


It’s technically a new school year for us.

Just before the kids went on their two-week break for the holidays, Camryn was promoted to second grade.

Yesterday was the first day of school for her all over again.

New grade, new classroom, new teacher, new kids, new schedule, new everything.

That can be tough for a little one and this is the third time this year she’s had to do it!

She was supposed to be in her gifted class all day yesterday so I really hadn’t planned anything special for lunch.

After school I found out that gifted was cancelled so she actually ate lunch with her new class.


So today I tried to make lunch just a little more special that I usually do.

With pancakes.

Cam isn’t a fan of sandwiches anyway so I’m always trying to think of alternatives for her lunchbox.

I had a ton of teeny pancakes in my freezer so I defrosted them and then just used a small flower-shaped cutter to cut them down a bit so that she could dip them into her maple syrup, which is in her small star container.

Along with her pancakes, she also has a Babybel, strawberries, carrot coins, and sweet peppers.

I am happy to report that she had a great first day.



2 Responses to “First Day Bento… A Day Late”

  1. Jenn January 10, 2014 at 11:12 pm #

    Looks tasty! Happy First Day!


  2. Sarah January 7, 2014 at 1:37 pm #

    Super cute! Love the idea of cutting shapes with the pancakes for dipping!


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