Animal Quiz Fun for the Lunch Box

Animal lunch box ideasMiss Possum started school just over a month ago and I was dreading the chore of making a meal for the lunch box every day. I don’t feel overwhelmed with it now because I’ve been using it as a way to connect and communicate with Miss Possum while we are apart (I still miss her every day she is at school).

I’ve been writing on a little post it note and sending it in her lunch box every day.  Since I’ve surpassed my ‘I love you’ quota for the moment, I decided to spark it up with some animal quiz questions instead.

When it was time for morning tea, Miss Possum would read the question and when I picked her up from her classroom she would excitedly give me the answer. We have both really enjoyed this simple connecting (and educational) activity.

A few quick tips:

  • Write the questions at their reading level. You don’t want them to give up on the question because it’s too hard to read.
  • Make sure your child would know the answer most of the time.
  • I love that Miss Possum tells me the answer when I pick her up from school but sometimes you can mix it up by pasting a picture of the animal on the opposite side of the post it note or hiding the picture under the sandwich.

Here’s a fortnight of questions to put in your child’s lunch box. Of course, I’m sure you can come up with some local wildlife questions on your own too.animal school lunch box

Animal quiz questions and answers

  1. What animal looks like a horse and has stripes? Zebra.
  2. What is a big animal that has a trunk? Elephant
  3. What animal eats gum leaves and bellows? Koala
  4. This animal is white, hops and loves carrots. Rabbit.
  5.  What animal says ribbit, ribbit? Frog
  6. What animal is tall, jumps up and down and has very big feet? Kangaroo
  7. What bird’s voice sounds like a laugh? Kookaburra
  8. What lizard has a big blue tongue? Blue Tongued Lizard
  9. What animal says Ssssss and slithers? Snake
  10. What animal turns into a butterfly? Caterpillar

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Adding a little animal quiz fun to your lunch box is not only fun for you and your child but it’s educational too!

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Comments

  1. Jacqui (CRAP Mamma) says

    Oh Pen, that’s absolutely gorgeous!!! I love that you share your passion in every aspect of your family life, you’re a true wildlife ambassador and a true inspiration!! xx

    • Penny says

      Naww thanks Jac. It was just a little idea (the best sort) and Miss Possum loves it. I try not to get too overboard with wildlife because I don’t want my girls to think that’s the only thing that matters to me so now I’m doing a similar activity but related to machines. i.e. What do we get in when we drive to Grans house?

    • Penny says

      Thanks Jode. I try to make them healthy and I’m lucky that Miss Poss is a good little eater, most of the time!

  2. Rachel says

    What a great idea. After reading your blog I started putting little stick it notes in my 7-year old daughter’s lunch box with animal quiz questions and jokes. She loves it!

    • Penny says

      Thanks so much for taking the time to comment Rachel. It’s so lovely to hear that you are doing it with your little girl. I love the idea of jokes! I’m sooooo going to do that too!

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