Sunday, August 22, 2010

MTM - Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!

It's Muffin Tin Monday time again!
This week the scheduled themes started back up, with this week's assignment being "abc / alphabet".

My favorite alphabet book of all time is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. :)


This classic is well loved in our home. Our books (yes, we have more than one copy!) are well worn, the Scholastic video is frequently played (you can see an excerpt to the cute video here!), and we sing the song all the time!

I definitely wanted to pay homage to Chicka Chicka Boom Boom with this ABC muffin tin meal! This ended up being so much fun to make and my three older kids all LOVED it. :)   Ethan and Paige both snacked on it together, humming the familiar tune while they munched. Owen was so excited that he just had to get the dvd out and watch it...and his very loud singing was soon filling the whole house. ;-)

MTM chicka chicka boom boom

The coconut tree:
- large pretzel rod trunk
- granny smith apple for tree fronds
- grapes for coconuts

The letters:
- small letters scattered all around are all various flavors of fruit leather
- the square letter cookies in the middle spots are Newman's Own alphabet cookies
- big letter A is cheddar cheese
- big letter Z is open-faced bologna sandwich

The alphabet cutters I used to cut the tiny letters out are from JList (you need all 3 sets for the whole alphabet). I like the ones from JList because they are plastic. There is no fear of rusting and I don't feel I have to baby them as much as I do metal cutters.
If plastic or JList isn't your thing Wilton makes a nice set of metal ones. Just make sure you dry them well after using! :) 

Want to see what other "abc" muffin tin meals were made for Muffin Tin Monday? Click on over to the official home of the Muffin Tin Mom to check them out. :)

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JDaniel4's Mom said... [Reply to comment]

This is incredible. The tree is amazing. I love all the letters.

Kandi said... [Reply to comment]

that is SUPER cute!! is that a regular size muffin tin or a mini one? :) my daughter's kindergarten class theme last year was chicka chicka boom boom. she loved it. and when the black eyed peas song "boom boom pow" came out, that became the class anthem. they changed it up a bit to be a little educational, it was SO adorable to watch them sing it at kindergarten graduation!

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Sarah said... [Reply to comment]

this is adorable! :)

Evenspor said... [Reply to comment]

What a cool tin. We love Chicka Chicka Boom Boom too.

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Big Momma said... [Reply to comment]

LOVE IT! Chicka Chicka Boom Boom has always been one of my favorites. : )

Wendy said... [Reply to comment]

This is a masterpiece!

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

Bravo! This one is absolutely awesome!!!

varunner said... [Reply to comment]

Very fun lunch. I've never read that book. We'll have to look for it in the library :-)

Michelle, Muffin Tin Mom said... [Reply to comment]

absolutely amazing. What I love is that it's not just creative, but also edible and something my kids would eat!

Jamie said... [Reply to comment]

Wow! How awesome!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I just found your website through Shalon (who did some stuff for me) - it's great! I'm looking forward to reading your older posts too. :)

Ludicrous Mama said... [Reply to comment]

I'm sooooo jealous!

Astrid said... [Reply to comment]

Fantastic! My letter loving son would flip for that. (And I have both large and small alphabet cookie cutter sets....)

Jenn @ BentoForKidlet said... [Reply to comment]

That is so cute! What a clever way to make the tin!

Brandi said... [Reply to comment]

That is such a cute idea! I love how you incorporated the book with the snack! :)

Java said... [Reply to comment]

This is just awesome! Great Muffin Tin!

MH said... [Reply to comment]

That's GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing.

Tracey said... [Reply to comment]

This is so cute!!!

~LKB said... [Reply to comment]

Awesome tin! Love it all, especially all the letters. I wanted to do something like that but I have no letter cutters and the prospect of doing them aall freestyle didn't appeal to me. LOL

SpeedyReader said... [Reply to comment]

Your Muffin Tin Meal is adorable! I simply must go and buy some of those alphabet cookie cutters. :-)

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

~LKB, that wouldn't appeal to me at all either! LOL

Thanks everyone! We all had a lot of fun with this one. :) And it was easy! YAY!

slushygirl said... [Reply to comment]

So adorable! We love Chicka Chicka BoomBoom at our house too.

Tammy said... [Reply to comment]

Excellent! This was one of my favorite books when I taught preschool - bet it was a fun MTM to eat.

Fluffy said... [Reply to comment]

Hi there! That's so adorable!
OH and btw I just tagged you on my bento blog. It's here:
Feel free to tag 10 blogs too :)

Damaris said... [Reply to comment]

I love chicka chicka boom boom. Have you seen the scolastic movies? they're adorable. This is super cute. I love your idea.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

awesome, per usual! just love this one. :)

Cameron said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my gosh awesome!!!!! I absolutely love this!! It made me really happy to look at it! haha I loved reading that book to the kindergartners in the practicum class I did last year!

mrs. fuzz said... [Reply to comment]

Girl. You are amazing! 'Nuff said.

P.S. I love what you've done with the place! So bright and cheery and CUTE.

Hailey's Butterfly Garden said... [Reply to comment]

this is brilliant!! the cutest ever

Kellee said... [Reply to comment]

Just found your blog and am loving all the lunches!! Also, my son is in preschool this year and I just sent in his order for Scholastic books and am getting Chick Chicka Boom Boom for only $1! Glad it's coming so well recommended here, as I hadn't heard of it before I ordered it. Thanks again!

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