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!).
What You’ll Need12 waffle cones
2 small bananas
1 cup berries
Coconut flakes, honey, or chocolate sauce
What You'll Do
- 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!
- Cut all the fruit into small pieces.
- Gently combine the fruit in a bowl.
- Spoon the mixture into waffle cones.
- Arrange the cones on a large plate or serving tray.
- 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.