I love making things in the kitchen that my little guys can help with; allowing them to feel apart of preparing for a holiday party. This is a simple, fun, recipe that even your littlest ones can ‘take part in’ this 4th of July! There are suggestions below for how to make this with both younger children and older children and how to include everyone! So grab some fresh fruit, marshmallows, and have fun working together in the kitchen!
- Mini Marshmallows
1. Invite them to make their own ‘flag kabob’ while you work on the larger Flag Fruit-Kabob. This is also a great fine motor skill activity for your young ones!
*Note: This is how my little guys helped this year. They tend to mash and eat the fruit so I saved myself from any frustration by letting them make their own fruit kabob to eat while I was working along side of them.
2. If your child is a good listener/helper in the kitchen, you may be able to have them help you slide on the fruit on each skewer. It may be easiest to have them help you work on the skewers with alternating raspberries and marshmallows.
1. Draw out the pattern with colored markers on a piece of paper for them to follow to create the Fruit Flag Kabob. Be sure to make it clear how many of each fruit go on each skewer. Set them free to make your family’s Flag Kabob; they will take such pride in their work as everyone compliments them!