How Did That Get In My Lunchbox? (4 years and older) by Chris Butterworth is a colorful, educational and engaging book that is ideal for reading during mealtime. This book begins with a child opening up their lunchbox filled with all different foods. The second page reads “Just how DID all of this food get in your lunchbox?” with a picture of all of the child’s lunch items. The book takes you through each item in the lunchbox and describes where each food and drink comes from and how they are made. I love this book because it discusses food groups, a variety of foods, a variety of settings (e.g. farm, dairy, etc), equipment on which food is made, different jobs (farmer, baker, factory worker, etc), answering “wh” questions, and the sequence of events with regard to creating each food item (e.g. bread begins with the farmer and progresses through many steps until finally it gets baked and turns up in your lunchbox!). With this book, there will be lots to discuss! Ask your child about each item on their plate and where it came from. If you don’t know, look it up online and both you and child can learn new things. After reading this book, review the information with your child and ask them to retell you how the food items are made. Ask your child to categorize their meals and tell you what item goes in each individual food group. Have fun with this book and its many carryover activities!
How Did That Get In My Lunchbox?
November 13, 2012 by · 4 Comments