Muffin Tin Monday – Apples

Muffin Tin Monday – Apples
This week’s theme is Apples and I decided to focus on putting them in order by size.

First, B put these apple pictures in order from largest to smallest.

Muffin Tin Monday - Apples

When I got out the real apple pieces to sort, B refused to do it so I ended up doing it myself, pretending that it was the coolest thing I’ve done all day. He still didn’t join in. “I just want to eat them.”, he told me.

Muffin Tin Monday - Apples

This is the first time we have cut the apple to see the star (B wasn’t that interested in that either) and also the first time I’ve offered this caramel dip (B refused to try that too). So basically I had a really yummy Muffin Tin Monday by myself. =) Oh well, can’t win them all!

Below are a few apple poems that I think I’ll introduce later in the week with another round of apple snacks……


Way up high in the apple tree (stretch arm up high)
Two red apples smiled at me (hold up 2 fingers)
I shook that tree as hard as I could (make a shaking motion)
Down came the apples, (make a downward motion)
Mmmm–were they good! (smile and rub stomach)


Take an apple round and red.
Don’t slice down, slice through instead.
Look inside it and you’ll see,
A special star for you and me!
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  • Reply BranFlakes

    awww, it stinks when they don’t want to participate. I would have just eaten it myself too!

    September 14, 2009 at 5:52 pm
  • Reply April

    You post made me laugh! I know what it is like to have your little one not want to do what you do!

    September 14, 2009 at 7:19 pm
  • Reply Susana

    That is the funniest story:-)!. Thanks for sharing the poem too.

    I think you had a great lesson, and I would have participated happily:-).

    September 14, 2009 at 7:34 pm
  • Reply Amanda

    It’s not all bad…you got to eat all the caramel dip!! 🙂

    September 14, 2009 at 7:47 pm
  • Reply The Mumpowers

    I’m sorry your little one didn’t want to participate this week. I think sorting them by size was a great idea. And caramel dip sounds so yummy!

    September 14, 2009 at 7:54 pm
  • Reply Michelle

    I was looking for a sinple apple star story/poem…thanks for sharing!

    September 14, 2009 at 10:23 pm
  • Reply Becky @ Our Sweet Peas

    Love it and will be using this idea! Genius! 🙂

    September 15, 2009 at 12:11 am
  • Reply Sherry

    I hate it when they refuse to participate! It was a good lesson though!

    September 15, 2009 at 12:50 am
  • Reply Anna

    Did you change your layout or background??? I liked it much better before! 🙂

    September 15, 2009 at 1:01 am
  • Reply PisecoMom

    Oh, I love the sizing with cutouts and then real apples! Great idea.

    September 15, 2009 at 2:02 am
  • Reply Kristen

    Love the size sorting apples. We use those from that site at work all the time. I even printed some out last week to have my Goose try to size them. I think I am going to just do the big and little ones to start sorting size first. Great Tin!

    September 15, 2009 at 2:53 pm
  • Reply Mama Mel

    I can totally relate. Many times, my son just isn’t in the mood for learning… or eating! I have eaten many a rejected meal by myself too… or with the help of hubby. 😉

    September 16, 2009 at 4:58 am
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