These are a perfect xmas themed snack you can make with your children - or better yet, get your kids to make them on their own! Cutting fruit will increase their skills and confidence and the threading of the fruit onto skewers will promote hand-eye coordination skills, not to mention a sense of pride and achievement making these!
For parents of fussy eaters - another fantastic benefit of involving you child in cooking is that they are more likely to want to try new foods when they have been involved in preparing those foods.
Toddler (2-3 years) - will be able to thread the pre-cut fruit onto skewers (try straws for the younger children so they don't hurt themselves!)
Kindy child (4 years and up) - may cut soft fruits such as bananas and strawberries with an appropriate plastic knife (always supervise)
Older child - can do it all themselves!
Christmas Grinch Fruit Kebabs
bananas - sliced evenly (dip in lemon juice to prevent browning)
grapes - washed
strawberries - washed and end sliced evenly
small marshmallows or cheese stick (cut into small pieces)
1. place grape onto toothpick first, followed by a piece of banana and then the flat part of the strawberry - as shown in the picture.
2. Finish off with a small marshmallow or piece cheese
3. Cut any extra toothpick off the ends as required
Place on a platter with some chocolate sauce to dip into if desired!