Monday, August 30, 2010

1 - 2 - 3, Count with Me!

Today's Muffin Tin Monday theme is numbers/counting.  With the wedding, I wasn't able to get to the store last night, so I made a very quick stop at the Dollar Store.  I found some wonderful goodies to use.  I bought some gold cut-out numbers and letters and decided I would have Cocoa count the items in each tin cup and then put the corresponding number next to that cup.  We reviewed the numbers first (she even showed me that her 6 and 9 could jump upside down and become the other number) and then it was time to count!

Cocoa counting her grapes
Now putting the number above her sandwich.
Here's the meal:

7 - grapes
2 - PB & J sandwich cut into a star and halved (found the cutter at the dollar store)
9 - Cheddar Cheese Bugles
6 - Finger jello cut into strawberries
1 - ranch dressing dip
4 - carrots

I found the silver tin at the Dollar Store, as well as the crazy straws and the juice jugs.  I was overwhelmed with remembering drinking these when I was little, so I just had to get them.  And now, here's a picture of Bean eating his bugles.
Overall, successful and educational Muffin Tin lunch! :)


Rachel said...

Love the learning combined with the great lunch! I bet the kiddos did too!

Dana said...

Looks fun and educationally nutritious!

Michelle said...

What a great way to combine yummy food and learning!!

Jaime said...

Looks delicious! Great job!


~LKB said...

Very cute! The crazy straw = pure win. :)Great job!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love how you mixed up the numbers. I remember crazy straws.