I'm always looking for fun new ways to serve my kids their fruits and vegetables. These cute Rainbow Kabobs were the perfect summer treat to get my kids to try out some new fruits. They loved helped to cut up their fruits and put them on their own skewers! With a little imagination, these would make the perfect party snacks for any holiday or season!
How we did it:
- fruit - in a variety of colors
- marshmallows - optional
- cutting board
Gather all materials. This is a great summer activity when there are so many vibrant fruits to choose from. We love to visit the Farmer's Market and select produce from local growers. My kids are much more likely to try new fruits when they can meet the people who grew them.
Wash and cut up any fruits that need it. For our rainbow kabobs, we used strawberries, cantaloupe, bananas, green and purple grapes, and blueberries. My 4-year-old helped me cut the tops off the strawberries, slice the bananas, and cut the cantaloupe into cubes once I cut off the rind and cut it into strips.
I showed the kids how to carefully use the wooden skewers to pierce their fruits. This was great fine motor skill practice for my 2 and 3-year-old. They worked so hard to get the blueberries and grapes on their skewers just right.
We used the marshmallows as clouds and created rainbows out of our fruit. As we worked, my 2-year-old pointed to the different fruits and called out their colors.
My 4-year-old made a pattern using red and green grapes. Then, we counted how many grapes we could fit on the skewer and how many there were of each color. He was delighted to figure out that we had the same number of red and green grapes.
We made patriotic kabobs using strawberries, marshmallows, and blueberries. My kids asked if we could make these for our 4th of July picnic. When we were finished, we put some of the skewers in the refrigerator to save for our lunch. I've never seen my kids so excited to eat their fruit with lunch!