Thursday, May 19, 2011

patterned fruit kabobs...

how many snacks are educational?  here's one!


with just a little bit of preparation, this delicious snack is not only educational, but fun, too!


start with some cut up fruits and some popsicle sticks (we actually found some that were a little skinnier and longer than traditional popsicle sticks).  you can use skewers, as well, just be careful because they are quite sharp!  (also... if you decide to use bananas, make the pieces a bit thick so they don't fall apart.)

then, pick a pattern... something simple... ABAB (banana, grape, banana, grape...), ABCABC (banana, grape, honeydew, banana, grape, honeydew...). 

next, start putting them on the stick!  what i like to do is get the pattern started, and then let the child figure out what comes next.  so, get the first three or four pieces of fruit on there, and then present a couple of options for them to choose from.   (aside from the math aspect of patterning, this activity is also great fine motor practice!)  leo mostly wanted to just eat the fruit, so i didn't get a many fruit-putting-on pictures ;)


and there you go... patterned fruit kabobs!  when they're all done, eat 'em up!  we even added a little bit of granola and a little bit of whipped cream.  mmmmmmm!!!!






























i linked up with creative me monday over at the southern institute!





4 comments:

  1. wow! 10 months already! almost one year... crazy, right? just a couple of weeks after leo turns three, we're expecting #2!

    i keep meaning to send you pictures of the things i've made with your fabrics... i'm now in the middle of making a patchwork skirt for my niece :)

    enjoy your weekend!

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  2. Wow Heather, Leo is getting so big. These little ones change quickly don't they? Rylie is fast approaching 10 months! What? How did that happen? Happy Weekend to you and your family!

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  3. thanks, jenny! leo definitely enjoyed the eating part more than the patterning part... especially the whipped cream ;)

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  4. The Southern InstituteJuly 5, 2011 at 9:31 PM

    How fun! That is such a great idea, Heather. And yummy too... my kids would love this.

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