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 – Avacados, B- Bananas, C- “Cocunut Tree” Cupcake
Back Row: D – “Delicious” Sandwich (it was supposed to look like the letter “D”), E- Egg, F- Fish CrackersClose Up of “Coconut Tree” Cupcake (a little blurry, but you get the idea)
For our craft project we made the “Cocunut Tree”. Here is how we did it…
1. Gather Supplies – Brown & Green Paint, Construction paper, ABC stickers, brown circles for cocunuts.2. Paint the trunk of the tree3. Paint child’s hands and press down on the paper to create the leaves at the top of the trunk4. Put the Alphabet up the tree. I let Aubrey pick which letters she wanted to put up the tree so they didn’t all make it and there are some duplicates, but it was a good opportunity to parctice our letters.
5. Read the story to tie everything together & display artwork!