Start off with some fine-motor skills practice by letting your child use a kid-friendly knife on some of the larger fruit pieces, like pineapple and melon. Smaller items (blueberries, grapes), don’t need to be cut.
Now assemble all of your fruits on a plate, making sure you have something in every color of the rainbow. Suggestions are as follows:
Red: strawberries, raspberries
Green: kiwi, honeydew
Encourage your child to thread the fruits onto their skewer in rainbow order. Travis was so busy stealing nibbles of fruit that he let me assemble most of them, though! He was most excited by the pineapple, which I don’t buy very often: “I want a yellow one!”
If you want to add whimsy to your skewers, consider a marshmallow “cloud” or two!
Overall, this snack ranks high for being both healthy and fun.