Thursday, October 3, 2013

Spookley the Square Pumpkin Bento


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The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin is one of my children's favorite fall books.  Actually, it's a year-round favorite!  
Being square, Spookley is obviously different from the other pumpkins in the patch.  He is often teased by the other pumpkins, until a terrible storm comes and Spookley saves the day.  This sweet book sends a beautiful message of love and acceptance in the face of diversity.  In fact, it goes beyond acceptance, to joyfully celebrating the beauty of that diversity.  What an incredible message!  
Not only does my family adore this sweet story, but I am excited to share that Spookley the Square Pumpkin is once again the official "Spokes Pumpkin" of National Bullying Prevention Month, which takes place each October.  It breaks my heart to think of children and teens out there being bullied by their peers.  My hope and prayer is that each of those children will know that they are loved and have someone who cares and will stand up for them.  And maybe this sweet story will help our younger children understand love and acceptance, and STOP BULLYING BEFORE IT STARTS for their generation!

You can learn about ways to prevent bullying here.
What's in the Box?
Orange Pasta w/ Yellow Squash, Cucumber, Tomato & Nori Accents
Tomato, Cucumber, Squash, Strawberries

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7 comments:

  1. I think all the kids to eat fun lunch boxes & i know that if you make lunch box in funny way then really to eat up.I have been so inspired of by you to make this healthy & funny containers.

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  2. Wasn't somebody's husband working on a new anti-bullying site? You should add the link to that too! So that anyone who finds this can go there for support too!

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  3. Super cute! I almost bought that book a couple weeks ago, might have to go get it now. :)

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  4. Oh my gosh! I LOVE it. I haven't read that book before, we'll have to look it up.

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  5. This is too adorable! Need to get that book for my little niece. I look forward to reading it with her :)

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