Sunday, July 1, 2012

Fourth Sticks #SundaySupper

Fourth Sticks!

My girls love fruit. We spend a lot of our grocery budget making sure they have fresh fruit. Summer months are so good for us because there is so much more available and it is all fresh.

To celebrate the birthday of our country we decided to put fruit on sticks like sparklers! It was fun for the girls to make and they really enjoyed eating them.

To get ready Maurene helped me mop the floor.

Cinderella.

Then Audrey helped set up. We used bananas, blueberries, and strawberries.

A child sized station.

Next the girls started cutting and putting together the sticks.

Cutting bananas.

Getting strawberries ready.

They really enjoyed this task.

Assembling sticks.

These are the simple tasks you can teach young children to assist with so they are able to be a part of food preparation. The girls loved these sticks so much they ate them all immediately.

Enjoying!



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24 comments:

  1. Fun fruit sticks! A hit with kids big and small. Great finger food for a party.

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    1. These transport really well but I find my helpers tend to want to eat them immediately.

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  2. Love that you made these with your girls. They look tasty and patriotic too!

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    1. They must have been tasty as they were gone in no time.

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  3. These look great! What wonderful helpers you have!

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    1. They are getting so much better at tasks like this. I did not have to help much at all!

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  4. My daughter is turning 1 in two weeks. While I am in no hurry for the years to go by, it is reading posts like this that get me excited for the days when she can help me in the kitchen. This is such a great idea to do with kiddos. I am a firm believer that having kids help out in the kitchen and prepare the food that they eat helps them be a little less picky. Thanks for filling my daydreams with wonderful thoughts of the future.

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    1. Mo started helping at around 13 months. She is still a little picky now but Audrey took a bit to grow out of the picky stage. I really just wanted them to understand food and how to fix it.

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  5. Your fruit kebabs are perfect for the hot summer days! And your little helpers, beyond adorable!

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    1. These are a standard fruit for us. Mo loves bananas and Audrey could eat almost her weight in strawberries. They were a big hit.

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  6. Your girls are adorable!! I love making fruit fun for kids, so they enjoy helping and eating!

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    1. It is all about making food fun. My girls will eat fruit anyway but I love the idea that they want to help with meal prep.

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  7. Cute! Love that your kids helped you prepare this yummy snack!

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    1. They beg to help. That is how I get them to clean up before meals. If they clean up their toys they can help with dinner.

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  8. What a fun way to get the family involved!

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    1. And it keeps them entertained while I clean up!

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  9. What a cute blog! I can't wait to start following you. Can't wait to make these cute 4th of July sticks as well. How fun! ~ Mrs. B

    www.weekdayeatsandweekendtreats.com

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    1. They were a lot of fun. We like to make simple sides that are easy to eat.

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  10. It looks like your girls had a lot of fun making these!!

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    1. This has been an oft requested meal. It will need to stay on regular rotation with maybe a little swap of fruit.

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  11. Adorable, and what a fun activity for the kids. I think my little guy would eat all of the fruit before he got it on the sticks, though.

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  12. Such a great idea to get kids involved :)Perfect colors for the fourth!!!

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  13. Your girls are TOO CUTE!! I love that you involve them in the prep, great idea.

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  14. So great to see your wonderful posts at the Weekly Kids Co-op! And I didn't know about the Sunday Supper on Twitter - I'm going to check that out as you guys have some great dishes listed!

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