Homeschool Lunch Project: Octopus Sausages with Fruit Kabobs

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Last weekend, I spent 5 days in Nashville, TN for a homeschool convention called Teach Them Diligently. It was an awesome learning experience and really has me motivated and inspired to get more creative with homeschooling my children. My husband teaches our 14 year old daughter and I teach our preschool boys. Since the boys are pretty rambunctious and full of spunk, I have to work a little extra to keep their attention. This includes at lunch time. For The Homeschool Lunch Project, I will be sharing my creative attempts at lunch for my kids!! If you have any ideas for a fun and creative lunch, I would love it if you shared it in the comments or by emailing me!


For my first attempt, I made Octopus Sausages and Fruit Kabobs with yogurt for dipping. These were super fun to make AND to eat! My picky eater, Shem, even gobbled up his lunch without any fuss!

The fruit kebobs were simple. I just cut up some fresh fruit and threaded it on to an extra long sucker stick. You can use a popsicle stick or skewer for this too if you like. Just make sure there are no sharp ends for the littles to get hurt with. Then, I put some yogurt in a cup for the kids to dip their fruit in. Easy peasy! The Octopus Sausages involved a little more work, but they were fun to make and eat, so I would definitely make these again! I used a package of turkey franks (hot dogs). You could also use cocktail franks for this. You can see the whole recipe here ->  Octopus Sausages Recipe

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I added in a few cut up cheese blocks and TA-DA! Lunch is served!! While we had lunch, we read the story An Octopus Is Amazing (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2). It’s a great way to tie in lunch to some learning!!


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