Patriotic Fruit Kabobs | 4th of July Snack for Kids


Learn and play with food?  I'm in!

We love learning and exploring with food over here, and it's always an added bonus when you get to eat it afterwards!  The other day we made some patriotic fruit kabobs with a festive flair for the upcoming 4th of July holiday.  

patriotic fruit kabobs kids snack

Make your own Red, "White," and Blue fruit kabobs for a healthy 4th of July snack...  and a sneaky way to add in some fine motor practice!

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  • skewers
  • fruit - any fruit that is red, "white" and blue

I prepped this activity during quiet time-- washed, cut, and separated our red, "white," and blue fruit: strawberries, bananas, and blueberries.  My son didn't hesitate to let me know that bananas were not white! Ha.  Close enough, buddy.  Close enough!

I placed them in a three part serving tray to keep them separate and provided skewers with curly ribbons on the end and our kabob "station" was all set.  The curly ribbon is totally an optional extra; I just liked the added 4th of July flair : )  Reminds me of sparklers!

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How to Make Fruit Kabobs

The idea is to create a healthy snack that the kids get to be involved in, too!  You could certainly make these without the kids involved.  But just think of all the learning concepts you are sneaking in to have them make these patriotic fruit kabobs themeselves-- fine motor skills, patterning, etc!

Allow your child to make his/her own patriotic fruit kabob with the strawberries, banana, and blueberries by threading each piece of fruit onto the skewer.  Gently push the fruit onto the tip of the skewer and slide the piece of fruit all the way down.  Continue until the skewer is filled with fruit.

Encourage your older ones to make a pattern!

Other optional fruits to add to these kabobs are raspberries or watermelon.

In addition to or in place of, you could use angel food cake for "white."

Though they aren't really blue, blackberries may work too!

4th of july snack idea - fruit kabobs

Big brother loved making these patriotic fruit kabobs for the 4th of July!  However, they can be made and enjoyed as a healthy snack all year round : ) 

Enjoy sneaking in some learning skills by making these festive fruit kabobs for the upcoming 4th of July holiday.  

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