Monday, September 21, 2009

Muffin Tin Monday

Muffin Tin Monday at Her Cup Overfloweth

The theme today is Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs/Children's Literature. Sadly, I've never read this book. I want to get it and read it with the kids because it seems like a lot of fun. Since I wasn't familiar with that book I decided to go with one of our family favorites- The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

We made Rice Krispy treat caterpillars. I wanted them to be green, but it didn't quite turn out like I had imagined! Along with the very hungry caterpillar we ate: 1 apple, 2 pears, 3 plums, 4 strawberries, 5 oranges and 1 nice green leaf.

This is Scotty having the caterpillar eat each thing as I read it in the book.

Grant happily eating as he listened.

Scotty is helping his caterpillar try some of the plum.

And this is the caterpillar saying "Eew gross!"

All of this fruit has been tried and liked in the past, but Scotty had forgotten and was pretty hesitant about some of them. But he tried everything- which is one of the many reasons why I love doing muffin tin Monday! Both kids ate everything except the strawberries and plums. They both had seconds of the nice green leaf!

And based on the caterpillar carnage and these big smiles, I'd say it was a success today!

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Andrea (ace1028) said...

Love the caterpillar! Now I want some rice krispie treats!

Michelle said...

Very the rice crispy caterpillar!

Geri said...

Looks like they are having a really good time. You are a great Mom. I would have done it probably one day, but not every Monday. Way to go!

Sherry said...

So stinking cute, love the catipillar and your kids look so happy!

Chasing the Goose said...

Love the idea and we love that book in our house.

Dana Maize said...

So very it!

PisecoMom said...

Oh, the krispie caterpillars are very cute!

And I absolutely agree that one of the best things about MTM is getting our kids to ~just try~ some foods they're hesitant about! :)