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What a great way for kids to learn to love fruit! Set out a plate of different colored fruit: pink watermelon, red strawberries, yellow pineapple, green kiwi, purple grapes, orange cantaloupe, black berries and white bananas. Then let imagination meet cuisine. 

{Makes 6 small pizzas}

You'll need:

  • An assortment of fresh fruit
  • A little adult help

Equipment:

  • Bamboo skewers
  • Small cookie cutters
  1. Ask mom if she would please help you by slicing the watermelon and cantaloupe into slices about 1/2 thick and cutting away the rind. You’ll also need help cutting the pineapple.
  2. Meanwhile, you can peel the bananas and use a butter knife to cut them into chunks.
  3. Arrange your fruit in bowls so that you can reach them easily.
  4. Lay the melon on a cutting board and use the cookie cuts to make fun shapes.
  5. Now comes the tricky part, putting the fruit on the skewers. One end of each skewer is very pointy and boy, will that hurt if you push it all the way through the fruit and into you!
  6. We learned to hold the piece of fruit by the edges in one hand, up high where we can see where our fingers are. Then we push the pointy end into the bottom of the fruit, straight into the middle, trying to keep it well away from our fingers. Use your imagination to figure out where the point is going to come out and make sure your fingers aren't in the way.
  7. You might want to practice with some thick pieces like the strawberries or the bananas before you try the cookie cutter shaped fruit.
  8. Add more fruit until the skewer is almost full, then lay it on a plate. Put the plate into the refrigerator until your ready to serve your kabobs.