Monday, April 4, 2011

Muffin Tin Monday: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

This week at school we're doing the letter C for caterpillar.  I was inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle for today's muffin tin lunch.  Take a look:

The train of grapes is the caterpillar.  Starting at the top left and going down is column: 1 apple slice, 2 pear slices, 3 plum slices, 4 strawyberries, 5 oranges, 1 piece of salami and 1 slice of swiss cheese, 1 sausage link, a piece of pizza (watermelon is out of season), a piece of cherry pie, a pickle, and a leaf.  And there not in a spot is the cupcake.  It's a mini cupcake.

They super loved these.  They dug right in.  See?

Squirrel ate almost everything - including the leaf but not the orange slices (he doesn't care for these much anyway and his pickle and cheese (he did try a bite of the cheese though).  Howler left a few strawberries and his entire cupcake.  I don't know why.  Spider ate some of everything and left some of a few things.

A few more pics of them eating, for fun.

Lunch from Howler's point of view.
So all in all it took me almost 45 min to put this meal together.  There wasn't really much I could do ahead of time as far as prepping the fruit and such so I did it all today.  I started at about 11:10 and finished at about 11:55.  It was so worth it though.  I'm wondering how on earth I will top it with a butterfly themed lunch next week though.  Well good thing I have a week to plan.  So what do you think?  A win?  I think so.  All of you visiting from the Muffin Tin Monday link up please feel free to leave a comment and I'll do the same when I make it to your blog!  Have a great week!

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  1. Such a fun theme. It certainly looks like they enjoyed your effort. Great job!

  2. That looks like so much fun! What a cool mom!

  3. What a blast! I am sure it was loved by all!

  4. That is my favorite book! I remembered you had said you were going to do this so I had to find this post just to see it. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!