Bowl of Marbles

Summertime offers an abundance of fruit. Here’s a fun way to get your children to eat more of it, as well as trying new ones.

Step 1. Let them be involved. Children need responsibility in order to feel important and proud. They love doing things for themselves. Bring them with you to the store to choose the fruit together. Examples; honeydew, cantaloupe, watermelon, blueberries, grapes, etc. Any kind of melon and any kind of round fruit.

Step 2. All you need to do is cut the melons in half and spoon out the seeds. Your child can do the rest with your supervision.

Step 3. Have your child rinse the small fruit and pick off any stems, then place in to a large bowl.

Step 4. Give them a melon baller and let them go to work! It’s safe, easy and fun! Place melon balls in the same large bowl. Mix with hands when finished.

Step 5. Keep covered in refrigerator, on an easy to reach shelf so that they may have no trouble getting to it.

As a bonus, you might suggest to your child that he/she make a little sign that says; Made by __________. You’ll be amazed at how much fun they’ll have enjoying the fruits of their labor!

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