Head back-to-school with amazing kids lunch inspiration and these Ocean Bento Lunch Ideas + Pearl Oyster Cereal Treats! This kid-friendly post is sponsored by Pebbles Cereal. All delicious opinions are my own
Ocean Bento Lunch Ideas + Pearl Oyster Cereal Treats
Lunch is served! Welcome back-to-school, parents. As a busy mom to a 2nd grader, I really enjoy making sure that my little learner feels special and missed when he leaves home for 8 hours everyday. He’s always been a “lunch from home kid,” so joining the creative bento lunch bandwagon was an easy choice for me. But this is NOT just an ordinary back-to-school lunch post. If you’re looking for great bento lunch ideas, look no further. Come see all of the great Ocean Bento Lunch Ideas (+ 9 more bento boxes!) and grab your recipe for FUN Pearl Oyster Cereal Treats!
Ocean Bento Lunch Ideas
I find that every great bento lunch starts with a theme. With my little guy LOVING anything animals, this ocean themed bento lunch was a no-brainer. Check out how I made this easy lunchbox.
- Whale Sandwich
How adorable is this little guy? A whale of a sandwich on a bed of blueberries for the sea, this little ocean friend is a great way to greet lunchtime. I added a little shredded cheese for the water spout too.
- Under the Sea Veggie Medley
Need some motivation to get your kids to eat more veggies? (Don’t we all?) Using the under the sea theme, these veggies definitely take on a FUN and colorful addition to your child’s lunch by shaping into seaweed or coral. Add a little peek-a-boo friend and done!
- Crunchy Fish Crackers
My kids always look for the “crunchy” item in their lunchbox. Add some cheesy fish crackers for a quick ocean themed addition.
- Pearl Oyster Cereal Treats
It’s not a lunch without the sweet treat for the end of the meal! These Pearl Oyster Cereal Treats are a perfect way to end a fabulous ocean themed lunch – with a bright burst of happy color.
So of course, I used Fruity Pebbles Cereal to make sure that this ocean bento lunchbox was extra special. Here’s how I made these adorable treats:
Pearl Oyster Cereal Treats
- 1 1/2 TBSP butter
- 2 1/4 cups mini marshmallows divided
- 3 cups Fruity Pebbles Cereal
- Strawberry yogurt
- Cooking Spray
- Spray large pot with cooking spray. Melt butter over low heat.
- Add marshmallows, stir constantly until completely melted.
- Add cereal. Turn off stove. Stir constantly until completely coated.
- Press into small pie plate. Allow to cool completely
- Use cookie cutter to cut out oyster shapes.
- Spread a small amount of yogurt on the top of the bottom oyster shell. Add the "pearl" marshmallow.
- Add another oyster shell to the top, pressing the ends together gently.
How cute, right? Then just add these colorful oysters to your child’s lunchbox for a FUN school lunch surprise. How fun would these be at an Ocean Themed Party too (like Nemo or Finding Dory)?
More Bento Box Lunch Ideas
Love Bento Box Lunches as much as we do? Check out these 9 themed lunchboxes for more back-to-school lunch inspiration:
More Pebbles Cereal Inspiration
Are you having as much fun as I am with Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa Pebbles cereal this back-to-school season? Keep the Pebble Cereal ideas flowing with these popular posts:
Breakfast Sushi (as featured on Good Housekeeping!)
Dinosaur Sensory Bin
When would your kids enjoy these Pearl Oyster Cereal Treats?
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Nikki Wayne says
This is a wonderful idea. I usually do this for my son at home, he is not yet in school.
katrina gehman says
this is such a cute lunch, my kids would love it. the cereal treat is great. i will have to try this.
Karlaroundtheworld | Karla says
Having an Ocean theme for the lunch boxes and treats sure makes it all look more fun than ever! That whale sandwich’s so cute, good job!
What cute ideas! I love the Pearl Oyster Cereal Treats!
Mellissa Williams says
All of these cereal treats are so great! They would be so much fun for a kid to have in their lunch.
Maryann D. says
My son would love these PEARL OYSTER CEREAL TREATS. They are fun and colorful for sure!
Great idea Christie!! You’re so clever.
Debbie Welchert says
What a lot of great, colorful lunch ideas. My grandchildren would love the Pearl Oyster Cereal treats. I also really like the breakfast sushi idea too.
Deborah D says
Thanks for giving me these ideas. They will come in handy.