4.01.2012

Muffin Tin Monday: Easter/Spring

Welcome to Muffin Tin Monday. This is the original weekly blog link up that celebrates Muffin Tin Meals. So, grab a muffin tin, lunch for your kids and play along. This week, I decided to do an Easter theme. For our family, Easter centers around Jesus. We still do egg hunts and enjoy bunnies, but for today’s muffin tin, we made it all about our faith.

EAster Muffin TIn Meal


Whole Green Apple, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Pretzels, Hard-boiled Egg, Watermelon, bread pieces

The Empty Tomb: carved green apple
“King of The Jews” Crown: Peanut Butter sandwich
Cross beams: pretzels (I tried to make crosses, but it was an epic food fail)
Salvation/New Life: Hard boiled egg
Blood of Christ: Watermelon (also could symbolize Christ as The Living Water)
The Last Supper: little bread pieces

The kids really loved this one. I wasn't sure if they would understand the siginificance. Frankly, I was a little unsure if this bordered on sacrilegious, but I decided to just go for it. And they got everyone.The one that prompted the most discussion about Jesus was the egg. We talked about how we are "made new" when we put our trust in God. I even had a different item in the last cup and they suggested the bread for communion during the last supper! And if it prompted that kind of discussion about our faith, it is worth it.

Now it's your turn. I would love to see what you have put together for Muffin Tin Monday this week!

12 comments:

  1. I think this is a wonderful lunch! You can so easily talk about Easter symbols while eating it.

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  2. I love the detail in your tin, Michelle. :)

    Happy to link up today after way too long an absence!

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  3. Awesome tin this week. Happy Easter.

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  4. I love this so much! This week, I am really trying to find activities that focus us all on the true meaning of Easter and this is great. I especially loved reading about how your kids reacted!

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  5. What a great lunch. I love how easily the meals presented in this way can open the door for such important conversation, what a sweet experience!

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  6. Ha ha, I know what you mean about epic food fails. I seem to have a lot of those. It turned out cute, in the end!

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  7. I LOVE that this is centered around the real meaning of Easter. My daughter went to stay with her Granny, otherwise I would LOVE to do this with her. Somehow I don't think the baby would get it. So he gets bunnies and eggs. Hope you have a wonderful Easter with your family!

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  8. I did a resurrection tin last year that I thought was maybe a little over the top. But my daughter loved it!

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  9. This is wonderful! And took a lot more thought that my bunnies one! Maybe I will try a faith one next Easter when Boogie is older.

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  10. Your Easter lunch is beautiful

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