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Festive Fruit Cornucopias

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Encourage your kids to get creative with fruit salad. Kids can help cut, mix, and serve these fun waffle-cone treats. And when kids are involved in food preparation, their interest in the food goes up (they can pick the ingredients) and it boosts their sense of accomplishment—they made it!

Level: Easy

Total Time: 20 minutes

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 0 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Encourage your kids to get creative with fruit salad. Kids can help cut, mix, and serve these fun waffle-cone treats.

Level: Easy

Total Time: 20 minutes

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 0 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

What You'll Need
  • 12 waffle cones

  • 2 small bananas

  • 1 mango

  • 2 pears

  • 1 cup berries

  • Coconut flakes, honey, or chocolate sauce

What to Do
  1. Peel the bananas, mango, pears, and kiwis.

    Teachable Moment: Peeling Bananas
    Why do we peel bananas? The peel is too hard for our bodies to digest!
  2. Cut all the fruit into small pieces.

  3. Gently combine the fruit in a bowl.

  4. Spoon the mixture into waffle cones.

  5. Arrange the cones on a large plate or serving tray.

  6. Before serving, top each cornucopia with a sprinkle of coconut flakes or a drizzle of honey or chocolate sauce.

Extend the Fun

Younger kids: It might be a bit scary (more for you than for your child), but give your kid a chance to cut some fruit with a dull knife. Try starting with a banana and a plastic knife or a butter knife, and watch her closely. This will give your child an opportunity to develop her fine motor skills, not to mention a sense of confidence when it comes to food. 

Older kids: A cornucopia often represents abundance, and the word itself, cornucopia, is filled with lots of other words. But which ones? Challenge your child to see how many words he can come up from the letters C-O-R-N-U-C-O-P-I-A.

 

Which of the following phrases best describes your elementary-school student?

Parents Talk Back
Which of the following phrases best describes your elementary-school student?
My kid is an introvert.
9% (5 votes)
My kid is an extrovert.
38% (20 votes)
My kid is mostly an introvert but sometimes behaves like an extrovert.
25% (13 votes)
My kid is an extrovert but acts like an introvert from time to time.
28% (15 votes)
Total votes: 53