Monday, July 16, 2012

Muffin Tin Monday: Sorting Monster

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This week's muffin tin is focusing on 2 themes. Hubby and I have been getting more and more frustrated over the condition of the playroom. 

(The following is a very disturbing image, view at your own risk.)

It is reminiscent of the playroom 2 years ago, several months after Hannah was born and before I got a chance to organize it in September.  I have started cleaning as I want to be ready to start school next month. The problem is, Hannah (and the other 2, don't let them fool you) tend to make a mess out of what we have tried to accomplish.
Today we talked about messes/dirt and having to clean/make neat. Examples I used were dishes, hair, laundry and this room. These are the first two boxes I organized .

Then I introduced their messy/unorganized muffin tins.

And told them they needed to sort them in order to eat them.

They discovered they had foods for all the food groups as usual:

Veggies: Yellow peppers and carrots
Grain: Baby Goldfish
Dairy/Protein: Cheese Curd
Fruit: Grapes and Blueberries

Then I told them they still couldn't eat. They needed to use the food and make a monster face on top of their peanut butter and apple butter sandwiches.

Amelia's monster with grape hair falling into its many blueberry eyes.

Hannah's Monster that she kept adding more to even though she said she was done.

Tabitha's one eyed, two-nosed fishy haired monster

And...mommy's monster. 

We made monsters because they read the book, The Monster at the End of This Book at Summer Reading Program on Thursday.
The Monster at the End of this Book (Sesame Street) (Big Little Golden Book)


  1. meal time turned object lesson. love it. my daughter would love to separate the foods!

  2. What a great idea to reinforce the idea of cleaning and how messes are not fun! I think this would work really well with my kiddos as they look forward to their muffin tins and would be upset if it was just all tossed in a bowl! Thanks for sharing the idea!

  3. I can relate to the playroom mess! Thanks for your bravery in posting the pic. :)
    The "messy" muffin tin meal is a great idea.


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