Fun with Fruit
Lots of fun and fresh ideas for you to get your 5 a day.
Children will love helping create these healthy snacks, especially the animal themes and they are a perfect activity for snack time.
Fun and easy and perfect for children to help prepare and eat!
All you need to do for these is cut a banana in half, then cut a slit on the stem to make a "mouth."
Stick a blueberry or a grape in its mouth and put it inside a plastic cup filled with other delicious fruits.
Young children will love these!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
This friendly caterpillar is made from apples and babybels and is gluten free.
- 1 green apple, cut into slices
- 1 Babybel cheese (from the dairy aisle)
- 1 fruit strap (from the health food aisle)
Place the cheese onto the plate for the head.
Place the apple slices in a line to form the body. Leave one slice for the eyes.
Cut 6 little legs from the fruit strap using a small sharp knife. Place them underneath the body.
Cut a little smile for the face. Cut two antenae. Place smile onto the cheese and antenae above.
Cut two small eyes from the apple slice. Place onto the cheese.
This fun Octopus is very easy to make and might be too cute to eat!
- 2 Strawberries
- Candy Eyes
- Wash 2 strawberries
- Cut off the green stems
- Set one berry on a plate, cut side down
- Slice one berry into eight pieces for “legs” and arrange them
- Press the candy eyes onto the berry
Kiwi & Strawberry Flowers
Cute and fun flowers made from Kiwi fruit and strawberries - and a cheese string!
- Kiwi fruit
- Cheese strings or bread sticks
Nice and simple - all you need to do is slice your strawberries to make the petals, and use sliced Kiwi fruit for the leaves.
For the stem, you can use a cheese string or a bread stick and if you use a cheese string - chop the very end off to create the centre of the flower.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No - it's a banana butterfly!
- Cheese and blueberries for a garnish
Place the banana in the centre of a plate to create the butterfly's body.
Finely chop some strawberries and use these to shape the top two wings.
Chop a kiwi and use two slices for the bottom wings.
Draw on a face with a knife or you could use writing icing.
Decorate the plate with shaped cheese (use tiny cookie cutters if you have them, if not just make circles of another shape) and blueberries or grapes.
Butterfly Snack Bags
The perfect snack for on-the-go!
- Red and green seedless grapes
- Multicolored goldfish snack crackers
- Individually wrapped string cheese
- Snack sized zip top bags
- Wooden clothespins
- Fuzzy pipe cleaners, cut in half
- Googly eyes
Super cute kiwi turtles.
- Kiwi & Grapes
Super simple - just chop thick chunks of Kiwi fruit to make the body, a whole grape to make his head, and chopped grapes to make his feet.
*Cut the grape heads in half before giving to young children, to avoid choking.