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Lion King sandwich

Preparation time:   Servings: 1

Every Wednesday morning my daughter has a choir at school. They are learning songs in preparation for a concert they are giving to parents twice a year. It is really cute and a great performance! Recently they've been learning the song from The Lion King , "The lion Sleeps Tonight". When my daughter told me that, I asked her if she wanted to listen to that song and maybe even see the Lion King. She wanted, of course. So I search on YouTube and I found a nice sound track. When it was finished, my daughter burst into tears and was crying for at least 20min! She said it was so sad that the lion was dead. It took me another 20min to calm her down and explain all over again what happened in the story and why. Did your kids also cried when they saw The Lion King for the first time?!? To honor the lion, we made this nice lion shaped sandwich and the smile came back on my daughter's face. She ate it, holding her lion plush all the time. What an experience for Mom!Lion King sandwich cheese and carrots, healthy lunch for kids #sandwich, #lion, #lunch


  • 1-2 slices of bread
  • 1 slice of ham
  • 1 black olive
  • 5 mini carrots
  • 2-3 tablespoons of grated carrot
  • 1-2 slices of orange cheese (I have used Kraft Cracker Barrel Cheddar Sliced Cheese)
  • 1 slice of yellow cheese
  • 1 radish
  • butter
  • chive
  • dill

Did you know that lions spend much of their time resting and are inactive for about 20 hours per day? They spend an average of two hours a day walking and 50 minutes eating.


Step1 Cut the bread into the following pieces: one for the head and the other one for the body: Lion King shaped sandwich for kids step1

Step2 Prepare the following: cut the same shapes from the orange cheese, as you did for the bread in Step1. Cut 2 circles from the radish and cut off ends of the black olive to make the lion's eyes. Use a small piece of ham and a piece of black olive to make lion's nose. Cut 2 bigger triangles from the orange cheese and 2 smaller ones from the yellow cheese to make lion's ears. Use a stripe of radish to make lion's mouth. Prepare 6 stripes of chive to make his mustache. Lion King shaped sandwich for kids step2

Step3 Place the bread on a plate and spread it with butter. Cover with the orange cheese. Decorate lion's head with pieces prepared in Step2, as shown on the picture below. Use grated carrot to make lion's mane. Place the ears. Make lion's legs and his tail using mini carrots; cut them if needed to adjust the length. Use a little bit of the grated carrot to decorate the end of the tail. Place the dill on the bottom of the plate to make some grass. Enjoy! Lion King shaped sandwich for kids step3

Lion king sandwich

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