Ice Hockey Bento Lunch

Make your children (or hockey-crazed husband) an ice hockey bento box lunch for work or school and you’ll score extra points!

Ice Hockey Bento Box lunch by Crystal's Tiny Treasures

We’re really enjoying watching the 2014 Winter Olympics this year, and it’s so much fun now the children can understand what is going on. So while we were watching the Women’s Ice Hockey, and Haley Wickenheiser of my Canadian home province score a goal against the USA Phil was having an ice hockey bento lunch at his desk at work. Seems fair, doesn’t it?

To be honest this idea came to me earlier in the week while I was at a meeting. While everyone thought I was totally enthralled with the night and taking notes, on this occasion I was doodling sketches of what the kids and I were going to be working on this week. Shhh, don’t tell anyone!

I used my Japanese bento box as the arena, filled it with Nishiki sushi rice, used shaved carrots for goal posts, bell peppers for the center line and hockey sticks.  A slice of chorizo makes great spots for a face-off and the centre part of a carrot is the puck.  For the players, I brought out our Japanese bento picks.  Voila!  An ice hockey bento lunch is served.

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Phil said his unique ice hockey bento box was admired and discussed around the office today, and even better, he enjoyed eating it!  Score!!

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About Crystal McClean

I am a Mom, Wife, and Home Educator. We love to have fun together while learning and exploring our environment.

  • Suzannne Schlechte

    Cute hockey set up! Rice is one of our favourite lunch foods, too. Fantastic idea! Thanks so much for linking it!

    • Crystal McClean

      I’d never thought of rice for lunch before my time in Japan, and now it’s great, and there are so many things you can do to make it more ‘exciting’ for kids!
      Bon apetit :-)

  • Jill @ Called To Be A Mom

    You have so much creation in that head of yours! This is a great idea! I’m sure it did turn heads when he ate it!

    • Crystal McClean

      Aw, thanks, Jill! Most everyone there knows me as I also worked there for 4-5 years so they know I’m a little strange sometimes…But why not have fun at work instead of just soup or a sandwich :-)

  • Tammy @

    That’s very creative–I would have never thought of something like that! Have fun watching the Olympics!

    • Crystal McClean

      It’s been solong since we had fun with food, it’s given me more motivation to do more :-) Why do kids have to have all the fun?

  • TaMara

    What a fun lunch idea! Thanks for sharing at Food on Friday!

    • Crystal McClean

      Thank you for the opportunity to share :-) Have a great week!

  • Tanya @ Mom’s Small Victories

    This is adorable. I bet my boys would love it!

    I hope you will stop by and share up to 3 family friendly links in my Small Victories Sunday linky.

    • Tanya @ Mom’s Small Victories

      yay! Thanks for linking this up!

      • Crystal McClean

        Thank you for the cool linky. Have a great weekend!

    • Crystal McClean

      I have and I’ll be back again soon 😉

  • Jennifer Johnson

    So cute!!!

  • Renae

    This is so cool. Great job!

  • Carrie @ Crafty Moms Share

    What a great lunch!! So fun! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!