Muffin Tin Monday – Alphabet

Today's MTM theme is Letters of the Alphabet. There are unlimited possibilities with this which made it very hard for me to decide what to do. In the end I decided to go with a popular ABC's book and tie it all together with our craft and story time.We picked the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambalut. This classic book is a favorite at our house and Aubrey was excited to see that today's muffin tin was all about it. Here is our ABC's muffin tin...Front Row: A - … [Read more...]

Muffin Tin Monday

Today over at MTM there was no theme, so we decided to use the same one from last week (Children's Literature) since I loved it so much.I picked the story "The Little Mouse, The Ripe Red Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear" by Audrey and Don Wood. This is a great children's story with vivid pictures and simple text for even the youngest readers. The little mouse is trying to keep the strawberry away from the bear, and his adorable attempts to hide it our guaranteed to make you laugh!Here is … [Read more...]

MTM – Children’s Literature

Today is Muffin Tin Monday! I LOVED today's theme, Children's Literature. We had lots of fun with our muffin tin today and enjoyed making a craft to go with it.Our book selection for today's theme was "The Very Hungry Caterpillar." Here is what the very hungry Aubrey had for lunch today...Side: Banana CaterpillarFirst Row: Apple, Pear, StrawberriesSecond Row: Oranges, Cheese & Sausage, Chocolate Cake & Pretzel ButterflyHere is a close up of our Hungry Caterpillar.Our craft project for today … [Read more...]

Muffin Tin Monday Fiesta

Today is MTM and since there was no theme I decided ours would be a Fiesta theme to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Here is what we had for lunch today...Front Row: Cheese Quesadillas, Guacamole, RiceBack Row: Cantaloupe "Maracas", Chips, "Sombrero" CookieBefore our yummy lunch we made Maracas to help celebrate Cinco de Mayo tomorrow. Here is how we did it.1. Gather your supplies - 2 plastic cups, beans, foil, paper scraps, flower punch/stickers, scissors tape, and glue.2. Pour the beans into 1 … [Read more...]

Ocean Commotion

This is our project from Friday (I took a nap Friday instead of getting on the computer so I am a little bit behind). We wrapped up our Ocean themed week by creating our very own ocean, here's how...1. Gather all your supplies - White cardstock, colored construction paper, blue paint, cling wrap, paper muffin liner, tissue paper, fish templates (or you can make your own), crayons, scissors, and glue.2. Aubrey colored her fish while I got everything else ready. Take your white card stock and … [Read more...]

Little Mermaid

Today our craft was inspired by Amanda at Funny Days with Mommy and Maddie. I saw this on her blog on Monday and couldn't wait to try it out with Aubrey. It fits in perfect with our Ocean them this week and Aubrey loves the movie "The Little Mermaid".1. We gathered our materials : Mermaid template from here, scraps of tissue paper, embellishments, hair (leftover Easter egg grass), glue, scissors, flower punch and blue background paper.2. Next we punched out flowers for her top and glued them … [Read more...]

Ollie the Octopus

Aubrey really enjoyed the octopus we had for lunch yesterday so I decided to make that today's craft project.First we gathered our supplies, construction paper, an octopus template from teacher book, watercolors, scissors and glue. (sorry didn't take a picture of this)Then Aubrey painted the Octopus while we talked about where they live, how many arms they have and what they eat.Next while the paint was drying we curled the arms for the Octopus. I gave her a pencil to wrap the construction … [Read more...]

Hello, Spring

Today is the 1st day of Spring and we have embraced the warmer weather, the trees and flowers blooming and the birds singing. This week we have incorporated several activities and outings to celebrate Spring.On Tuesday we went to the Dallas Arboretum to bask in the sunshine and smell the flowers. The tulips were beautiful and we enjoyed our view of White Rock Lake while we ate our picnic lunch. Aubrey had a blast running up and down the hill dancing and singing, while Parker and Piper lounged … [Read more...]