Fun with Fruit
Patterned Fruit Skewers
The first idea was sent to me by my friend Raine. You will need grapes in 2 colors and a wooden skewer.
I made the pointed tip of the skewer more blunt by banging it on the table a few times. I showed the kids how they could push the grapes on the skewer and explained to they could make a pattern buy putting one red grape, one green grape etc... If you have older kids, you can do more complicated patterns. Grapes can be a choking hazard for young kids so you might want to cut the grapes before this activity. I left them whole.
When the skewers were filled, we popped them in the freezer and had them later with our dinner. They were a big hit and a fun way to get in some math practice. When I come up with a yummy way to teach algebra, I'll let you know.
Cinnamon Sugar Shakers
I found this easy idea on I Should Scrap That. She called hers Apple Shake Ups, I call mine Cinnamon Sugar Shakers. You will call them delicious!
You will need:
I just eyeballed the amount of sugar and cinnamon I put in, but I don't think it was more than 1 teaspoon of each. I used an apple that I had on hand (we are big fans of Granny Smiths in this house) and cut it up into cubes. Then I dumped the apple into the Ziploc bag and had the girls helped me pour in the cinnamon and sugar.
Then came the really fun part - the SHAKING!
Okay, the shaking was one of the fun parts. The other fun part was the eating!
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