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Watermelon and Berry Kabobs

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! 

Ingredients:

1 Small Seedless Watermelon

Blackberries

Equipment: Small cookie cutters and wooden kabob sticks

Instructions:

  1. Cut the watermelon into 1/2” slices.
  2. Put a slice on a plate or large cutting board and let your child punch out hearts and other shapes using cookie cutters.
  3. 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

 

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