It's Muffin Tin Monday time again!
This week the scheduled themes started back up, with this week's assignment being "abc / alphabet".
My favorite alphabet book of all time is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. :)
This classic is well loved in our home. Our books (yes, we have more than one copy!) are well worn, the Scholastic video is frequently played (you can see an excerpt to the cute video here!), and we sing the song all the time!
I definitely wanted to pay homage to Chicka Chicka Boom Boom with this ABC muffin tin meal! This ended up being so much fun to make and my three older kids all LOVED it. :) Ethan and Paige both snacked on it together, humming the familiar tune while they munched. Owen was so excited that he just had to get the dvd out and watch it...and his very loud singing was soon filling the whole house. ;-)
The coconut tree:
- large pretzel rod trunk
- granny smith apple for tree fronds
- grapes for coconuts
- small letters scattered all around are all various flavors of fruit leather
- the square letter cookies in the middle spots are Newman's Own alphabet cookies
- big letter A is cheddar cheese
- big letter Z is open-faced bologna sandwich
The alphabet cutters I used to cut the tiny letters out are from JList (you need all 3 sets for the whole alphabet). I like the ones from JList because they are plastic. There is no fear of rusting and I don't feel I have to baby them as much as I do metal cutters.
If plastic or JList isn't your thing Wilton makes a nice set of metal ones. Just make sure you dry them well after using! :)
Want to see what other "abc" muffin tin meals were made for Muffin Tin Monday? Click on over to the official home of the Muffin Tin Mom to check them out. :)