Monday, January 16, 2012

Muffin Tin Monday: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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I started out the day, once again not sure what our muffin tin would be. We are still focusing on pizza this week, but I didn't want to do a muffin tin with pizza  again. Then when hubby headed out to the mailbox to get the mail and returned empty handed, I remembered it was Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Still, wasn't thinking about muffin tins though. But when I mentioned it was a holiday Tabitha ran to the calendar to check it out and I started contemplating a muffin tin based on segregation and integration. And this is what I came up with.

We usually use whole wheat bread, but I thought I would make their sandwiches half wheat/half white.

Then I mixed some chocolate frosting with peanut butter to make some brown chocolate peanut butter. This went on the wheat bread. And I put white Fluff on the white bread.

Each spot has something integrated with something similar but a different color.
Green Broccoli and White Cauliflower
Orange Cheddar and White Cheddar
Red Grapes and Green Grapes
Swiss Roll

After talking about our muffin tin I had the girls take the segregated sandwich and integrate it:

I turned around to see Hannah putting her sandwich together and was able to quick click a shot.

Tabitha had her normal triangle sandwiches.

Amelia wanted big triangles.

And Hannah had her normal squares. By the time I got around to taking a picture of her tray she had already finished her grapes.

I love the way Hannah says, "cheese" as soon as the camera points her way.

Then we had a special drink.
First the chocolate is separate from the milk.

Then we integrated it.


  1. I LOVE the idea of the integrated lunch!

  2. What a great way to celebrate! I love this idea!

  3. What an amazing idea!! Not to mention I love their dishes! Such a cool idea.

  4. Really interesting idea. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I love how you did that for lunch!! Such a cool idea and great way to teach the kids :)

  6. What an interesting way to talk about integration with little ones :)

  7. Very creative! I wish I could get my toddler to eat sandwiches. I need to get a little muffin tin like this and maybe she'll be interested. I'll try anything to get her to eat lol

  8. I really love that round muffin tin, it's so perfect for a finger food lunch

  9. Very creative. Love this lesson for the little ones. You have a very beautiful family. Muffin Tin Monday. So cute!

  10. What an interesting way to get your kids to eat!! Love it!

  11. I loved this lesson. What a great way to teach your children. Plus it has great photos. Thanks for sharing this inspiring post with us all.

  12. What a fun way for the little ones to eat!

  13. what a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  14. I really like this idea! And the food all looks tasty. :)


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