As hot summer days begin to stretch on before us, there’s nothing quite like the taste of watermelon. It’s cool, crisp and refreshingly sweet. The best part about it is that it's even got a healthy boost of vitamins and fiber. It's a great snack for kids to munch on, especially when there are pits to spit! This Fourth of July, try making this patriotic fruit platter that is not only festive but nutritious and delicious as well.
This no-cook recipe is great for any age, but for kindergarteners who are working on developing their fine motor skills, this is an especially fun project. To make your watermelon-blueberry platter, your child will use cookie cutters and kebabs, and she'll practice the “pincer grip” that will help her later with handwriting. This is a recipe that friends and family will definitely enjoy!
What You Need:
- 1 seedless Watermelon
- 1-2 cartons of blueberries (amount depends on the size of your watermelon!)
- 5-point star cookie cutter, about 1-1/2” to 2” across (or one of each size, if you have a couple!)
- Package of 7-8” bamboo barbecue skewers (50-75)
- Bunch of fresh mint leaves