Friday, August 13, 2010

Tic Tac Toe Lunch

This morning I had planned to make a "Tic Tac Toe" themed lunch for my daughter for school.  I was just too tired to put it together last night so I set my alarm to get up a little early and prepare it this morning....only that's not what happened.  Somehow when the alarm when off on my trusty cell phone (which I had set to a peaceful and soothing ringtone that is not suited to waking  people like me up)  I grabbed the phone, turned it off, and went right back to sleep...for like an hour.  When I woke up it was apparent that there would be no time for showering but I still managed to throw together a lunch that was somewhat like what I had imagined.  You'll have to excuse the hurried pictures.  It was some kind of miracle that I took any pictures at all :)  So, here it is:

Everything is more fun when it's a game right!?  So, I decided to make this lunch into a tic tac toe game.  The first step is to make the playing board. Grab a sheet of self sticking laminate (I use this stuff alot) ,or  you could use clear contact paper too, and draw a Tic Tac Toe board on it with a Sharpie. 

Now, peel off the backing and stick the game board you just made to the inside of the lid of the lunchbox.

  Add a dry erase marker and you have a game board/lunch box all in one.  It's something fun to do with friends while they are eating and chatting.  Because I was in a hurry I scribbled out a note on one of the sandwich bags.  It was still cute but would have been cuter if I would have prepared it in I made one for you so that your kids' lunch can be more fashionable :)


Next, I used "X" and "O" cookie cutters to cut the sandwich. 

Then I made little O's by scooping out the center of cucumber slices.  I also did a mad dash and cut the cheese slices into X's.

And for dessert, what else but TIC TAC's :)  Don't you just love themes?

I also had this cute little party favor in my School Lunch Kit so I added it in just cuz it was kinda tic tac toey. 

My daughter looked excited as she ran out the door.  Hopefully she will find a friend to play TIC TAC TOE with and together they can eat TIC TACS and smile their way through lunch time.

And my son.....well, he was jealous of the cool lunch so he ate this for breakfast. 


  1. I love this. Thank you for all the ideas on great lunches so I look like a supermom when school starts!

  2. What great ideas you have!!! We are struggling right now with the healthy eating thing, and I am not very creative, so I will definitely be trying this! Thank you for your wonderful blog!