Bambini in the Kitchen: Yellow Snack
This is a fun activity to do following a fruit exploration or a trip to either the Farmers' Market or the Grocery Store. At the market or store, involve your child in helping to pick out fruits of a particular color. We choose yellow and they picked a pineapple and bananas.
Back at home, prepare your area and wash you hands. For us this meant our kids ran to the bathroom to wash their hands, I quickly washed mine in the kitchen, and then laid out a cutting board and knives.
After cutting a slit across the bananas near the tip, our children worked on peeling the bananas and putting the peels in the trash.
Meanwhile, I sliced the banana. At the time, I used a knife, although since then my husband got this nifty pineapple cutter at we highly recommend it.
Then they moved the pineapple from the cutting board to the bowl while I discarded the peel.
Then together we sliced the bananas. This is optional and depends on your comfort level, but with help (and close supervision), our toddlers were able to slice the bananas. Then these got added to the bowl and they took turns mixing.
Scoop the snack into bowls and go enjoy.
Wash a few dishes and wipe some sticky hands and faces.
Yellow Fruits (we used pineapples and bananas, but there are a variety of options)
Sharp Knife (for adult use)
Butter Knife or Child Sized Knife (for child to use)
Bowls or Plates to serve the snack
*Try a different color
*Make a color salad or color pizza
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