Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Dining with Dinosaurs

Welcome to day three of an all animal week based on our recent trip to Columbus Zoo & Aquarium. The animal of the day is the DINOSAUR! Now, don't get all crazy on me. I have been told they are extinct, but try and tell that to my daughter who just saw them 'alive' at the zoo, moving and growling, and "real"! Honestly, the dinosaur bit was nearly the best thing the zoo had to offer if you ask her. So, I had to include a dinosaur lunch in the mix, didn't I?

dinosaur easylunchboxes bento
Almond butter & honey sandwich w/ provolone cheese on top, cucumbers, frozen yogurt dinosaurs, and dragon fruit 'eggs' in a lettuce nest.
dinosaur lunchbox love

Here's some fun facts that we picked up about the kiddo's favorite dinosaurs!
Let me first say that since our trip, dinosaur books have been the rage. We've got a pile from the library and I'm forced to recite tongue twisting dinosaur names multiple times a day. How fantastic, right?!
*Even though the Stegosaurus was over 30 feet long and 14 feet tall, it's brain was only the size of a ping pong ball.
*Scientists believe that Brachiosaurus, like mammals, was warm blooded.
*Psittacosaurus, whose name means 'parrot lizard', would have stood only about waist high to the average adult human.
*The Pteranodon is actually a relative of the dinosaurs and had no teeth.
*The Ankylosaurus (mama's favorite) was one of the last dinosaurs of any type to live.
*Tyrannosaurus rex had a head that was nearly 5 feet in length, but had arms so small, it couldn't even reach it's own mouth.

Dinosaur Bentos
As I did with our elephant and lion posts, I wanted to include some more wonderful dinosaur themed lunches from some fellow bento blogging friends. Be sure and visit all of them to see their fabulous creations! (Numbers in the collage above correspond to the blog with the same number below)
A Boy & His Lunch
Becoming a Bentoholic
Bento Lunch
Bent on Better Lunches *1
Bento School Lunches *2
Chaos and Confections *6
Crystal's Ramblings *5
Diana Rambles *7
Eats Amazing
Eclectic Lamb
Glory's Mischief *3
Keeley McGuire
Organized Bites
What's in Our Lunchbags *4
Zoe's Lunchbox

In this lunch...

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  1. This lunch is adorable, even though I find dinos to be horrifying :P <3 <3

    1. Awe thanks.. and good thing they aren't roaming around, then, right?!