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    A couple of our preps were let loose around the playground with a camera today during the Guernsey Air Display and had a great time taking pictures of each other. We think we have a… Read More

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      This week our Preps class were invited to sing some Christmas carols for the elderly at The Russells Centre to help spread a little Christmas cheer. They all sang their hearts out, putting a… Read More

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      As you can imagine the arrival of Christmas is on every childs mind. The christmas chocolates are in shops, the christmas adverts have begun, and the christmas play rehearsals are well under way.  We… Read More

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      SNOW CLOSURES – TUESDAY 12TH MARCH   Dear Parents The Education Department has decided to close all States Schools following advice from the Police and States Works and the Colleges are also following suit. The Preps… Read More

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      Please see the attached image for information regarding our Autumn Festival this year. We are looking forward to savaging for coins by looking under the sofa cushions, down the back of the washing machine… Read More

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      Bertie’s Nanas Cookies Bertie has been telling us all about the delicious cookies that he makes with his Nana when he has a spare couple of hours at home. Nana was kind enough to… Read More

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      We are in our final couple of weeks of summer scheme and each week we have had a different theme for the children to follow. This week it was the turn of animals. We… Read More

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    A very interesting read on the merits of Montessori. You can read the article here: The Monterssori Mafia

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      Please take a note of these important dates for the coming weeks…..   World Book Day Thursday 7th March Bring your favourite book with you to read together in your class Red Nose day… Read More

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    Here at Monkey Puzzle, we love to keep the children’s’ creativity flowing by taking part in lots of arts and crafts activities centred around our current topic work. At the moment the children have been… Read More

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      This year we have decided to put a team together to help raise money for Cancer Research UK by joining the Race for Life. We have held a very successful bake sale to help… Read More

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      We had a terrific find at a local car boot sale at the weekend with us acquiring this fantastic rustic tree trunk furniture from one of the vendors. He had carved and crafted the pieces… Read More

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      Here at nursery we are lucky enough to get to go on lots of fun outings to learn first hand about our current topics. This term we have been learning all about Autumn so… Read More

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    Since Monkey Puzzle began, we have had a fantastic response and have never looked back. There is nothing as re-assuring as hearing what parents think about our school. Here are a few recent comments. Read More

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    Well summer has truly arrived at Monkey Puzzle. The children have been burning off lots of energy out in the playground, enjoying the time in the sunshine all with fun activities that have been planned… Read More

Healthy Lunchbox Ideas

 

Now that October has rolled around and we have all settled into our new routines we have been thinking of some ideas for those dreaded healthy packed lunches. Getting that variety and choosing the healthy options as well as picking foods that we know our children like is hard but it is not an impossible task. We have been scouring the internet for fun and exciting ideas for what we consider fantastic lunch boxes. The finds we have stumbled across are amazing with parents doing everything from popping stickers on their foods, to adding a quirky treat, to using cookie cutters to make the food look more appealing.

According to the NHS a healthy balanced pack lunch should contain

  • Starchy foods such as bread, rice, pasta and potatoes.
  • Protein foods such as meat, eggs, beans and others.
  • A dairy item such as cheese or yoghurt.
  • Vegetables or salad and a portion of fruit.

Starchy foods are a great source of energy allowing the children to keep going thought out the school day. Instead of using sandwiches, why not try mini bagels, pitta breads or wraps or just change up your white bread to using whole meal.  Extra yummy!

Children are often fans of food that they can pick up and eat with their fingers so add in a few finger foods such as chopped up veggies with some hummus or breadsticks with low fat soft cheese.

We have come across a brilliant blog by this lady who thinks of some pretty inventive lunch boxes to keep her children on their toes… Check it out at the link below.

http://www.meetthedubiens.com/2011/09/lunch-box-ideas-and-bentos.html

Here are a couple of examples of her bento box lunches…