Monday, May 6, 2013

Muffin Tin Monday: I is for Insect

This week we started our Ii:Insect Unit. Of course I had to make an insect muffin tin. 

The top three compartments hold the body pieces to our Make-Your-Own-Insects.
6 pretzel stick legs
3 Peanut butter and jelly sandwich body parts
2 cucumber wings with 2 cheese shred antennas
2 grape tomato ladybugs on a spinach leaf
Cool whip covered with graham cracker crumbs for an anthill (with mini chocolate chip ants)
Ants on a log (toast with peanut butter and raisins

Here are the legs and body parts 

And the wings and antennas 

Amelia thought we needed an "I" so she made one before she knew what the pretzel sticks were for. 

Then she built her insect.

Hannah made hers next.

And she had to kiss her ladybug. 

Tabitha finally came downstairs and got to make hers. 

Here is Harold's muffin tin:

He had mini chocolate chips, cucumbers, peanut butter and jelly sandwich bites, cheese, pretzel sticks and pb toast. Wasn't sure if he could eat the raisins, so I passes and gave him some banana after he was finished with the muffin tin.


  1. What a darling idea! My son was peeking over the shoulder and asked if some day he could have a build-a-bug lunch, too :)

  2. Okay, the little trail of ants with the mini chocolate chips is so stinkin' cute!

    What a fun idea to built ants from the food pieces!

    Thanks for linking up with Muffin Tin Monday! :)

  3. This is adorable! I love the build your own insect idea!! Kids getting to play with their food - always a hit at our house! :) I made a bug themed muffin tin for my kids one time and it was one of their favorites!
    Stopping by from Muffin Tin Monday!

  4. Cute, cute, cute "Ii is for Insect" muffin tin. I love that they got to make their own insect. Those hands-on activities really seem to cement the learning, don't they?

    That anthill is terrific. Great idea!


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