Next up in our favorite summer recipe series is a playful snack that your kiddos can easily whip up with you. When you work with your little ones to create watermelon and berry kabobs, not only are they learning a recipe for a healthy treat, they are also strengthening fine motor skills, exploring patterning and learning new spatial vocabulary. Check out this simple recipe that is a favorite in our home!
1 Small Seedless Watermelon
Equipment: Small cookie cutters and wooden kabob sticks
- Cut the watermelon into 1/2” slices.
- Put a slice on a plate or large cutting board and let your child punch out hearts and other shapes using cookie cutters.
- Your kiddo can then thread the watermelon shapes and whole blackberries onto the kabob sticks.
Did you know?
- Decorating the kabob sticks is an opportunity for children to explore patterning.
- Punching shapes out of the watermelon encourages children to develop spatial awareness and spatial vocabulary.
- Placing the fruit on the kabob strengthens fine motor skills, as little ones must carefully move each fruit down the kabob