Happy Presidents Day everyone and welcome to my blog! This is my first official post. I hope you like it.
Over the weekend my middle child J and I went to the library and checked out a few books for the upcoming holiday. I decided to focus on one president because it would be simpler and I specifically chose Lincoln because I had some cool ideas for our Muffin Tin Lunch which I'll get to in a minute.
The first book has a direct quote from Lincoln on each page and uses bold, fun illustrations to help tell the story.
This second one is especially cute and sung to the tune of "The Old Grey Mare", which my kids really liked. The last book we read was my favorite because it provided the most information. I even learned a thing or two. It is called Young Abraham Lincoln : Log-Cabin President.We started reading the books over the weekend so L, J and C would understand their muffin tin meal.
What is a muffin tin meal. Well, it's simply a meal served in muffin tins and I got the idea from Muffin Tin Mom, one of my favorite blogs. Watch for a new Muffin Tin Meal from me every Monday.
Here's what we have:
- round crackers, ham and cheese to build Abe's hat;
- pretzels for logs and even an ax to chop those logs made by adding a flattened piece of caramel;
- sixteen, for the 16th pres., Scrabble Junior Cheez-Its (C got all the letters to spell President Lincoln, and the little ones got simpler words)
- melon balls to represent the barrel where Abe found the law book
- and for dessert I stacked banana slices with Nutella on top of a small cookie and covered it with chocolate candy melts to make another hat.
On a side note, it is pure coincidence that I have been reading Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez. While there is no mention of President Lincoln in this book ,I did have the opportunity to learn a great deal about slavery and abolition while also enjoying a wonderfully written, albeit emotional and tramatic story about the strength, courage, and friendship of four African American women faced with heart wrenching and even life threatening decisions.