The easiest and simplest little treat to lighten up the mood at the kitchen table. Every time I serve these to my boys and their friends, their faces light up.
I use wooden barbecue skewers that I rinse in water before putting fruits and berries on. This is fast and easy and will keep the kids busy for a little while.
Involve your kids:
Most fruits can be prepared by the kids. My 4 year old will use a normal butter knife and help cut up strawberries, pear, apple, melon, banana and similar for prepare for putting on the skewers.
They can also help put the fruit on if they understand to be careful with the pointy tip.
Lately, I have made fruit skewers for the boys to mix things up a little, and as an attempt to get them to try new fruits as well. They are very good at eating their fruits, but are very specific at what they like and not. For instance, I have tried to get my oldest to try kiwi for a long time, but he has flat out refused. Suddenly when I put it on a skewer, he exclaimed “this green stuff is good mummy”.
These are great treats when the kids have friends over or to send with them for celebrating birthday’s in kindergarten as well. In our kids’ kindergarten, they do not want us to send cakes or sweets, so making skewers with fruit is an easy way to give the kids a treat. And the reaction when they get these is always so sincerely happy, which always amuses me. It is all in the presentation, and such a simple presentation too. But it is different to the ordinary “bowl of fruit”, and that is all it takes to get a “wow, cool!” when putting the plate in front of them.
Use a sharp scissor to cut off the pointy tip of the wooden skewer once you are finished putting fruits on. This avoids the kids poking or hurting themselves with the tip.