6.08.2009

Muffin Tin Monday - Theme: Numbers!

A little birdie told me a secret...I might be a featured blogger over at The Secret Is In The Sauce soon. I am thoroughly humbled and completely excited! I {heart} those sits girls in a big way! So, if you are visiting from SITS, welcome! Grab a cup of joe (preferably with Coffee Mate's coconut creme flavored creamer-it's my favorite!), and stay awhile!

Every Monday, I host a blog carnival called Muffin Tin Monday where a bunch of us moms, dads, and caregivers share blog posts about the Muffin Tin Meal we serve to our kids! Sometimes there's a theme, sometimes there isn't. There are a ton af great reasons to make a muffin tin meal - breaking out of the monotony of everyday lunches, introduce new foods in smaller portions, create a family tradition, and so much more! There is even a Flickr Photo Group devoted to Muffin Tin Meals. It's full of inspiration! Wondering if kids like it? Just ask all the moms and kids who participate! This week's Muffin Tin Monday theme is Numbers! How did you work the theme? Here's what we did. We had a ton of fun!:


Zero: Apple cored an sliced
One: Licorice
Two: Broccoli Spears
Three: Rolled Turkey Slices
Four: Grapes
Five: Potato Bread shaped like a 5

We brought out these for fun with our meal:


The big hit was the "5" and the Zero apple slice. And someone went and got the string to lace the bead blocks...



What did yo make? Share it with us!
"Mr. Linky" is having trouble today, so if you don't see a form below to enter your post, come back later today or leave a comment with with your post!


44 comments:

  1. http://www.flickr.com/photos/98072265@N00/3607137436/in/pool-muffintinmeals

    This was great! My son loved counting through his food.

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  2. Going to work on this today! What is the copy cat theme?

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  3. I love the apple zero, what a good idea! Exciting about SITS too!

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  4. So smart! I really want to participate, but aghh I can not be as creative as you! :)

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  5. Happy Monday! here is ours http://adventuresofaflake.blogspot.com/2009/06/numbers-mtm.html

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  6. First time joining in! Not sure if "Mr. Linky" linked me up, so just in case here is my Muffin Tin post link:

    http://myfamilymyforever.blogspot.com/2009/06/muffin-tin-monday-counting-numbers.html

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  7. Really cute! I'm having trouble finding small muffin tins, where did you get yours?

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  8. I got my muffin tins on sale at Kohl's. I have seen silicone ones at target and Michaels. Have you tried Walmart?

    the dollar store also has disposable 6 cup muffin tins

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  9. Sooooo cute ... this was a fun theme, looking forward to seeing the others!

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  10. Oh, mine is at:
    http://utahjenny.blogspot.com/2009/06/ladybug-picnic.html

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  11. I got mine posted! I'll check back later to see if Mr Linky is working... but for now, here it is!

    http://worldofwhimm.blogspot.com/2009/06/muffin-tin-monday-numbers.html

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  12. http://theicecreamfamily.blogspot.com/2009/06/muffin-tin-monday-counting-numbers.html

    My muffin tin! :)

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  13. We celebrated the number 4 today with our muffin tins.

    http://moremillers.blogspot.com/2009/06/muffin-tin-monday.html

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  14. We loved the numbers & counting theme and I am positive we will be doing this again!

    http://gigglesgalorenmore.blogspot.com/2009/06/muffin-tin-monday-numbers.html

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  15. You're very good with cutting out food in the shape of numbers! :)

    Looks like it was a fun counting theme today. I was surprised at how many numbers my 2-year-old could match to the correct amount of foods in her lunch.

    Thanks for hosting!

    Here's my link:

    http://blueberrypancakesandme.blogspot.com/2009/06/muffin-tin-monday-and-very-hungry.html

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  16. Great MTM!

    I did one too and it's posted here:
    http://ourcomfortandshelter.blogspot.com/2009/06/muffin-tin-monday-numbers.html

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  17. I am also curious to know about "copy cat" theme... do we copy one we've seen? LMK! Thanks!

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  18. Love your tin Michelle!!!

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  19. How cute is THAT?! I don't have kids yet but I love that idea!! Aww, too cute! And so is your family... ADORABLE!

    I found your blog through SITS even before your special day, horray!! You are so lucky your day is coming up! I can't wait for mine!!

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  20. Love your tin this week, so cleaver! Do you have number cookie cutters? Great looking 5!

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  21. What a wonderful idea. I love it.

    I think I would need some super-large muffin tins to curb the appetites of my little munchkins though.

    Happy FB day, x

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  22. hi, stopping by from sits. love love the muffin tin monday. hope to see more!

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  23. I love your blog! I'm a follower and I think I'll find a little spot to squeeze you in on my blog roll.

    I love a blog full of inspiration!

    congratulations on being featured!!
    Off to look around some more...

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  24. Stopping by from SITS! Congrats on your special day! Love your ideas!

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  25. Very cute idea! I will definitely have to try this with my kids.

    BTW I found you via SITS. :)

    Come check me out if you want. :)

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  26. Happy SITS Day!!!! Congratulations!!!


    I am so loving your blog - you rock!!! I will definitely be participating in the Muffin Meal Mondays!!!!

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  27. This is the first I've heard of Muffin Tin Monday...how cute!! (Im going to try it with my son as well!)
    Happy SITS day to ya....what a cute blog! :)

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  28. I really like this idea. I'm gonna have to try it. Stopping by from SITS. Hope you have a fabulous day:)

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  29. what a fantastic idea, I had never heard of it! stopping by from SITS to congratulate you on being featured... :)

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  30. What a great idea! I'll have to give it a try. I'm always looking for new ways to get my 3,4, and 6yr old to eat!
    Thanks!

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  31. Hi Im stopping by from SITS and absolutely love the idea esp the 5. So cool!Going to go around your blog now.

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  32. Happy SITS day- I used to make these for my kids, they loved them. Now we make them for Ian (my grandson). For the girls we've moved on to Bento- maybe that'll be your next step. *g*
    I have bookmarked and if we remember we'll join in when we can.

    p.s. I have a wicked cool new toy on my blog http://myloonyverse.com that takes our bento pics and makes a puzzle thing out of it from photos on flickr. You might enjoy doing that with your muffin tins.

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  33. How creative! My kids would love a meal like this!

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  34. What a creative meal concept! I'll have to try it with my younger sons!

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  35. Wow the crafts you all do are fabulous! Thanks for sharing and I will be back to get more ideas...you have some really great one already!

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  36. I love, love, love that idea. I can't wait until my little one is big enough for that. At six weeks, it'll take YEARS.

    Thanks!
    ~ humps

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  37. I love this idea! I love incorporating learning and snacks. You are one creative mommy!

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  38. Hi! Stopping by from SITS, we've done the muffin tin meals before, my kids love them! I adore the numbers idea, great for preschoolers!

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  39. Hi! Stopping by from SITS, we've done the muffin tin meals before, my kids love them! I adore the numbers idea, great for preschoolers!

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  40. Hello!!! I'm stopping by from SITS, and I'm wondering HOW in the world you have time to do all this!!! I admire you!!! When my kids were growing up I didn't have much time at all... although they never complained much... Congrats, great blog!!!

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  41. How fun! What a great way to break up the boring lunch!

    Happy SITs day!

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  42. This is so cute!!! I wanna play!

    Congrats on your SITS feature!

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  43. I love love love this idea!! I don't have any kids but I work with children with special needs and this is a great idea to introduce new food and even new learning activities to them! I am going to implement this next school year! Thanks!

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  44. I just followed you over here from SITS, my first time over there! Lol. I just want to thank you for the brilliant idea of Muffin Tin Monday! How cool is that? I will definitely be buying three muffin tins for my three boys this weekend. What a cool traidition to start off their summer vacation!

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