If you ask my kids, snacks should be fun, yummy, and portable. And if they can help make them, all the better.
These fruit necklaces definitely fit the bill. Plus they are healthy, which makes me happy.
Maia, Daphne, and Marlise each strung their own fruit necklace snack with fresh fruit “beads” yesterday during a playdate. Then they draped them around their necks and proceeded to eat them right away.
This was a spur-of-the-moment idea inspired by cheerio necklaces, popcorn garlands, and all of the colorful fresh fruit we had in the house.
FRUIT NECKLACES :: A FUN KIDS SNACK
Step #1. Wash fruit
To begin, wash a variety of fruit (we used grapes, strawberries, and blueberries).
Step #2. Cut cord and thread needle
Then, cut two-foot lengths of elastic cord and thread each onto a chunky yarn needle (you could also use yarn or embroidery floss and an embroidery needle).
Step #3. Thread fruit
Next, set out plates for each child to work on. Start each necklace with one piece of fruit knotted in place to hold all the fruit “beads” on the necklace.
Step #4. Create a pattern
Create a pattern for your necklace. Maia and Marlise each made different patterns with their fruit.
First, Daphne strung a long row of grapes and then added some blueberries at the end.
By the way, she called hers a snake and didn’t want me to tie it into a loop.
Meanwhile, the older girls ate two necklaces each for their snack. Daphne snacked as she worked, then gave her snake to Marlise as a gift.
Fruit necklaces were definitely a fun playdate snack. I think they could be a unique addition to party or a picnic as well. What do you think? Any other ideas for fun snacks for kids?
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