In honor of Halloween (which is only next week - eeeek!!!), Elise and I filled a muffin tin with orange-colored foods for our afternoon snack. It'd been awhile since we'd had a special-themed snack in a muffin tin, and Elise LOVED it. Food is such a fun and meaningful way to explore colors, textures, and shapes - I need to remember to do this more often with her!
from the top left:
chipotle tortilla wedges, sweet mini pepper, goldfish crackers, orange juice
shredded golden beet, rotini pasta, sesame stick crackers, mandarin oranges
cheddar cheese cubes, garden carrots, dried apricots, sun gold tomatoes
Did I mention Elise LOVED this snack?! She really did. While she's usually an eat-and-run kind of girl, this snack captured her attention for awhile. Maybe all those little muffin tin compartments appealed to her sense of order? ;)
Do you ever make special-themed muffin tin snacks for your little ones? I'd love to hear your suggestions!