Suds loves his elephant-themed lunchbox that he has had since Kindergarten. Kids will have fun with this activity creating a lunchbox that highlights one of the many themes of Fourth Grade Rats. Courage, friendship, love and bullying are suggested theme ideas for this novel. Students will also brainstorm other ideas to develop their own themed lunchbox as it relates to Fourth Grade Rats. You'd be surprised at the connections and themes the students think of! This illustration activity lends itself wonderfully to a writing activity in which students will describe the lunchbox they created and the evidence from the novel that supports their choice of theme.