Today, Alecia from Learning 2 Walk is sharing her Minion Sugar Cookies, so I thought I’d also jump on the Minion-loving bandwagon (we’ve previously shared our love for the minions in a minion unit study and minion finger puppet) and share our kid-made fruit skewers inspired by the Minions from Despicable Me.
The first time we had these skewers was as the snack for our “Despicable Me” unit study – but back then, Ella was not old enough to be using skewers or toothpicks, so I was excited to give her the opportunity to do this herself this time around.
Of course, you can make any sort of fruit skewers with the kids – I described them as “Minions fruit skewers” to my picky eaters to get them excited to try pineapple, but feel free to use strawberries, melons, orange segments — whatever works for your kids.
First, gather up your supplies:
- assortment of fresh fruit cut into bite-sized pieces
- bowls to hold the fruit
- plastic skewers or toothpicks (we use these for all sorts of special kids’ lunches)
- cutting board or kitchen tray to prepare the skewers on
This is my Montessori background coming in, but I like to set up kitchen invitations logically and orderly so that they are relatively self-explanatory. The order of the set-up encourages the child to work in an orderly and clean way, too, which is such an important kids kitchen and practical life skill!
This kids kitchen activity is great for encouraging that sense of order as well as building fine motor skills.
I find that whenever the kids help prepare a healthy snack like this, they are more excited to eat it as well!
We served the blueberry and pineapple fruit skewers alongside some quinoa (in a bear-shaped cupcake mold, naturally) and kid-made scrambled eggs.
What do you think? Would your kids enjoy these Minion-inspired Fruit Skewers?
If you’re looking for a dessert to serve after your healthy lunch for kids, try Alecia’s Minion Sugar Cookies.
Check out the rest of our 31 Days of Kids Kitchen Series here.
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