We started our new letter today.
Not the easiest letter to create a muffin tin for. This is what I came up with:
Underground to Up up and away
We made dirt pudding with worms and raisin ants because they both go underground
Ants on a log
Carrots because they grow underground
Beets because they also grow underground
and banana planes because they go up to the
Blue Jello sky with Cool Whip clouds with moon and star sprinkles
Sunny D to represent the sun
I saw the banana planes last week over at Mama Mel Loves...Quilting and Other Crafty Things. They had been a part of her Planes, Trains and Automobiles muffin tin from a couple of years ago.
The girls had a blast making the dirt pudding. I have never made it before, though I have always wanted to. I found several recipes, but the one at Recipe Tips is the one I used. We put the Oreos (they didn't have plain so we used peanut butter, oh what a shame. yummy) in 3 Zippy bags. Tabitha thought she could use her elbows to crush them.
Amelia remembered I had brought out the rolling pin.
And Hannah just banged on them at first.
Then I got out my pestle and let them have a go at it.
When we finished crushing the Oreos we made the pudding. After the girls poured in the milk, Hannah helped me pour the dry pudding mix in.
Then the girls all took turns mixing
Then we added the Cool Whip and half the cookie crumbs
Some cookie crumbs on the bottom of the cups
Then we added the pudding. We pushed ant raisins down the side of the cup hoping to see the tunnel it made.
Unfortunately it didn't work very well as the pudding was still too liquidy. I am going to try again with the bigger "bowlful" in the fridge after it has a chance to set.
Of course we had to add the worms.
Yes, Hannah had a muffin tin today as well.
She had chopped up bananas, beets, carrots and watermelon.
Leftover scrambled eggs from breakfast
Ants on a log (raisins on peanut butter toast)
This is why I don't do this often.