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)?
7 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:
- Baymax Bento
- Incredibles 2 Bento
- Solar Eclipse Bento
- Camping Bento
- Superhero Bento
- Cucumber Sushi
- Breakfast Sushi
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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Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
The Bento Box looks great, but the cereal treats are what have me really hungry. They look so yummy!
Oh my word how cute is that??!!!!
What a fun little bento lunch! I think bentos like this are just the cutest.
What a fabulous idea! How fun… My bentos usually consist of only healthy snacks so I’m pretty sure my kids would FLIP for this treat! So creative!
Lindsey Paris says
OMG, those are adorable!!! I love fruity pebbles as treats, and this is a fun twist. I love it!
Marcie W. says
What a super cute lunch idea, especially those cereal treats. I can see them being perfect for an under the sea themed party too!
That’s such a cute lunch! That breakfast sushi looks so good!
So creative! By the time I’d first started hearing about Bento lunches, my son was too old for them, but I probably would never had been able to do them very well. I’m a little envious at some of the beautiful Bento lunches, like yours, that people create.
Kayla @ TheEclecticElement says
That is so beyond adorable I can’t even! If I were a kid I’d LOVE to dig into that underwater themed lunch; I’m sure I’d be the envy of all the other kids at the lunch table, too.
Christie! I cant with your super creativity! Wow the Pearl Oyster Cereal Treats are just as epic as the Breakfast Sushi! Wow just innovative to the next level. Momma packed lunches are to the next level!!!!
Amanda Love says
Bento boxes are really adorable! I’d love to master making that someday, especially since it makes lunch so exciting for kids! I really love the theme that you chose, you did a great job!
Janet W. says
What cute ideas! My grandsons would love the cereal treats and would think the whale sandwich is adorable!
I am all about fun lunches! I love surprising my kiddies during their lunchtime. I am definitely using these ideas come next week!
Nicole Escat says
Wow, I love the idea. My son loves bento lunches but he is not yet in school.
Oh my gosh! That is such a cute idea! I sometimes wish my kids were younger so I could create things like this for them.
Lauryn R says
What a cute Bento lunchbox, I love your ocean theme!! 🙂 The fruity pepples oysters are adorable, my kids are going to love them! Thanks for sharing!
Francine Anchondo says
I love this idea. So cute.
I’m impressed by your lunch skills! That pearl oyster is too cute!
What a fun lunch! I wonder if I beg my husband if he would make this for me… would love to open up my boring lunch and see this!
This is a great way for children to eat healthy. Very creative.