Easy Summer Fruit Recipe for Kids

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Summer is the perfect time to have fun with fruit! Your kids will love making their own fruit palm trees with this easy recipe!

What you need:

  1. Banana
  2. Grapes
  3. Tangerines
  4. Knife (adult use only)

What to do:

  1. Wash grapes.
  2. Cut banana in half. Put halves on plate “curving” away from each other.
  3. Peel tangerine and pull apart sections. (Kiwis are also great for this). Arrange at top of banana like palm leaves.
  4. Cut grapes in half and arrange at base of “palm tree”.
  5. Enjoy!

121 Responses to “Easy Summer Fruit Recipe for Kids”

  1. Stephanie Hungerford August 1, 2012 at 2:34 am #

    I love the fun Ideas to make healthy food more fun for children to eat

  2. Janet W. August 1, 2012 at 3:38 am #

    What a cute idea! This might make my grandson want to eat his fruit! I’ll have to try this!

  3. Sandy VanHoey August 1, 2012 at 4:24 am #

    trying to get my grandson to eat more fruit, he seems to do good with bananas but nothing else. This is cute!

  4. Charlotte V. August 1, 2012 at 4:25 am #

    What an awesome and fun idea!

  5. Jamie M August 1, 2012 at 5:42 am #

    What a fun idea to get kids to eat healthier

  6. sarah August 1, 2012 at 5:55 am #

    love this recipe! I always need neat and innovative ideas when it comes to snack for my kiddos!

  7. Doreen Lamoureux August 1, 2012 at 6:17 am #

    What a fun way to serve some good stuff. That is so awesome.

  8. MichelleHalm August 1, 2012 at 8:06 am #

    So glad everyone liked it! It’s so easy & fun! Thanks for being Kolcraft fans.

  9. Michelle P. August 1, 2012 at 8:51 am #

    So cute! What a great idea for my toddler!

  10. D Schmidt August 1, 2012 at 9:00 am #

    Its amazing how something so simple is so appealing to children. Thanks for sharing, I will try this later today πŸ™‚

  11. Bekah Kuczenski August 1, 2012 at 9:15 am #

    This is so cute!! My baby loves fruit and would enjoy this cute snack’

  12. Heidi Daily August 1, 2012 at 9:24 am #

    This is a great idea, my daughter loves fruit but sometimes she is picky this would make it fun for her to eat

  13. michelle riebeek August 1, 2012 at 11:15 am #

    What a fun idea!

  14. Kelly August 1, 2012 at 1:40 pm #

    I saw this on pinterest last year and made it with my 5 year old. She loved it!

  15. MichelleHalm August 1, 2012 at 3:26 pm #

    Kelly – How fun! We used to do this growing up & would make a whole “jungle” of them πŸ™‚

  16. Ashley O August 1, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

    I love this palm tree idea, I have seen it on pinterest.
    Making food for our kids fun!

  17. Natalie August 1, 2012 at 3:48 pm #

    What a cute idea! My boys would totally dig this! Going to try it soon! Thanks for the tip!

  18. Teresa August 1, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

    I will have to try this, my kids love fruit.

  19. Cassandra Eastman August 1, 2012 at 6:45 pm #

    This is such a cute way to get my kids to eat healthier! And so much fun πŸ™‚ Thank you for the great ideas!

  20. Jessica Snow August 1, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

    This is super cute! It’s a fun an easy thing to make. I might have to give this a shot.
    Thanks!! =)

  21. Felicia R August 1, 2012 at 7:44 pm #

    This is so clever!! I want to try some of these for my toddler maybe get her excited to eat her fruits and veggies and to try a variety!

  22. diddle poyner August 1, 2012 at 7:58 pm #

    Love the creative idea!!!

  23. MichelleHalm August 1, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

    If you like the palm trees, try the fruit frog with your kids πŸ™‚ http://www.kolcraft.com/blog/fruity-frog-craft/

  24. Melissa T August 1, 2012 at 8:26 pm #

    hee-hee-hee this is too cute! love it!

  25. Andrea August 1, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

    How fun! My daughter is a little fruit monster! She will love these! Now if only I could get her to eat more veggies.

  26. Kim C August 1, 2012 at 10:19 pm #

    love it! simple and the kids will love it πŸ™‚

  27. Cristen C August 1, 2012 at 10:38 pm #

    This is the cutest thing ever!!! I love making things with food. It’s so much fun!

  28. Tiffany N August 2, 2012 at 4:00 am #

    This is great! My toddler is a picky eater so I’m always having to tweek things up for him. When I made this snack he was thrilled & as he ate a piece he’d tell me im earing the leaves or the grass πŸ™‚ he really seemed to enjoy it. Thanks so much for this amazing treat.

  29. Carrie Phelps August 2, 2012 at 4:55 am #

    My grandchildren absolutely love fruits and veggies but it’s nice to have a creative idea for making snack time fun. Thanks!

  30. Alex Liz Robinson August 2, 2012 at 6:05 am #

    I love this idea and it is pretty simple! Thanks!

  31. Nancy August 2, 2012 at 8:12 am #

    My kids would love this! Except I will use string cheese instead of bananas!

  32. Shanee August 2, 2012 at 8:42 am #

    My kids will love this! What a great idea!

  33. Michelle Bardos August 2, 2012 at 9:34 am #

    this is a cute idea! our girls love fruit but I’ve never thought of making it fun for them to eat!
    Thanks for the idea

  34. Jill L August 2, 2012 at 10:51 am #

    What a fun idea!! I know my kids would love this one.

  35. kathy pease August 2, 2012 at 2:54 pm #

    what a creative and fun way to get kids to eat healthy. that looks so pretty i will have to try this πŸ™‚
    thanks for the great idea!

  36. Amanda Alvarado August 2, 2012 at 11:08 pm #

    This is such a cute idea! I think kiwis would make it look even more like a real palm tree!

  37. Gianna August 3, 2012 at 12:32 am #

    How fun!

  38. Jeanette H. August 3, 2012 at 5:51 am #

    How cute and fun!!

  39. bonnye sensenig August 3, 2012 at 12:22 pm #

    I am always looking for ways to make food more fun for my daughter- and to use a new variety of foods! I will take this idea home with me today! thank you!

  40. Richard Hicks August 3, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    this is such a fun and healthy treat for the kids and a super way to get them involved!

  41. Nikole H. August 3, 2012 at 2:15 pm #

    My daughter loves all of these fruits — I think she would get such a kick out of seeing them displayed like this πŸ™‚

  42. jessica schueler August 3, 2012 at 8:44 pm #

    So cool, I wish I could think of these things on my own, but glad to have you guys who do all the thinking for me!

  43. Brandi Elam August 3, 2012 at 9:57 pm #

    How cute! I love this! I’m always looking for (easy) fun ways to serve food.

  44. Tracie Brown August 4, 2012 at 5:39 am #

    this is such a great idea …and cute too! I bet my daughter would definitely eat her fruits if I made it this fun πŸ™‚

  45. Stephanie Neely August 4, 2012 at 12:25 pm #

    Healthy & fun to make! Great idea!

  46. Anastasia B August 4, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

    What a great idea, love it, I’ll have to try this! I think I’ll eat it before my toddler does!

  47. katy August 4, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

    I love this idea! What a fun way to make healthy eating, FUN! πŸ™‚

  48. Stephanie August 4, 2012 at 5:14 pm #

    Looks good and is gluten free.

  49. Sherrie C. August 4, 2012 at 6:46 pm #

    What a great way to dress up fruit and so Summery too πŸ™‚ Thanks for the recipe!

  50. cindy caudle August 4, 2012 at 11:56 pm #

    what a creative idea

  51. .ambre. @mytempleremodeling.com August 5, 2012 at 5:10 pm #

    so cute! we usually do banana slices with peanut butter and cinnamon. may have to give this a try to shake things up!

  52. Anna G (A @ Monkey Tales) August 6, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

    So cute!! Will have to try this!

  53. Lyndsey D. August 6, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    My kids love to play with their food, they will love this!!!

  54. hannah K August 6, 2012 at 6:32 pm #

    very cute way to serve fruit, love it!

  55. Lisa Ellis August 7, 2012 at 8:35 am #

    That is so cute ! I’m going to try this…. looks easy too!

  56. Melissa Alexander August 7, 2012 at 10:33 am #

    This is very cute! My girls like everything on this plate! I would probably slice the grapes in half for the toddler to prevent choking though. I’m paranoid, lol.

  57. Michelle August 7, 2012 at 11:06 am #

    You are not paranoid – you are smart! It’s hard to see in the photo but we sliced them in half too!

  58. Trasina McGahey August 7, 2012 at 3:42 pm #

    Absolutely adorable! Will def be doing this πŸ™‚

  59. Natalie Finch August 7, 2012 at 7:58 pm #

    What a great way to make healthy food fun!

  60. Jessica S August 8, 2012 at 6:56 am #

    Love kid friendly ideas that make snack time more fun! My kids have so much more fun when they can help create the items/snacks they are going to be eating πŸ™‚

  61. Annie August 8, 2012 at 7:15 am #

    I love this! I need more ideas like this.

  62. Elizabeth B August 8, 2012 at 11:46 am #

    So adorable and creative! Yummy!

  63. Joye Rast August 8, 2012 at 1:20 pm #

    What a cute idea, my grandson would love it!

  64. Diane Sallans August 8, 2012 at 2:40 pm #

    That is so imaginative – letting the kids make it would encourage them to have this snack that is good for them too!

  65. Melissa K August 8, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

    I love this idea. I can’t wait until my daughter starts eating regular food and I can make creative treats for her!

  66. Katie O August 8, 2012 at 5:17 pm #

    So cute! Always helps encourage kids to eat healthy when there’s something cute!

  67. Adam Kasnow August 8, 2012 at 5:19 pm #

    Pretty neat idea! Good way to get kids engaged!

  68. Jennifer Williams August 9, 2012 at 7:36 am #

    Cool idea! I’m always looking for ideas like this. I’d love to see more.

  69. Jenny Lloyd August 9, 2012 at 8:44 am #

    i love this! my 6 year old will not eat fruits or veggies. something like this just might convince him to try it.

  70. Kerry G. August 9, 2012 at 11:17 am #

    What an awesome presentation of fruit, my kids will eat that up!!

  71. Tricia R. August 9, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

    LOVE it!! My daughter loves fruit but my son isn’t always so interested. This may peak his interest! Thanks!!

  72. Tarah August 9, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

    Love this idea! I think it would be even more fun to show the kids how to do it too – get them interactive!

  73. rachael August 9, 2012 at 6:31 pm #

    I like this idea. It makes healthy food more fun

  74. Seyma Shabbir August 9, 2012 at 6:50 pm #

    Very cute idea! decorating the fruit πŸ™‚ I sometimes sneak food in other places like quesadilla with spinach or corn. Thanks for sharing!

  75. Kristin August 9, 2012 at 6:58 pm #

    Super cute idea!

  76. Robyn August 9, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

    I LOVE the palm trees. SO CUTE!

  77. Shannon August 9, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

    This is so cute. I like that this is so simple. Most “fruit art” I’ve seen looks like it would take much longer to prepare than I have time for, this is very doable.

  78. Jenny O. August 9, 2012 at 9:09 pm #

    Love this! Always looking for new and fun ways to present healthy food.

  79. Wendy McBride August 9, 2012 at 9:22 pm #

    cute way to get kiddos to eat some good fruit!

  80. KAREN B August 9, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I think this might be the cutest ‘fruit snack’ I have ever seen!

  81. Julie August 10, 2012 at 7:42 am #

    So cute! My kids would love this!!

  82. Eileen August 10, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

    Our kids are almost grown now , with the youngest being 12 out of 6. We were lucky in that we didn’t really have picky eaters at all, but STILL it is nice to make mealtime fun for kids! They do remember the extra little mile you go to make them feel special. Our youngest daughter is such a foodie…she is always looking for clever treats to take in for her class. This is such a fun idea for their school BEACH THEME day! This daughter wants someday to be a chef and be a restauranteer. Her key is to find healthy foods for kids and own a restaurant geared for families.

  83. sharon winne August 10, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

    What a great idea! Great simple way to have kids eat their fruit in a fun way!

  84. Whitney Groover August 10, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

    My kids loved this idea! Trying it tomorrow!

  85. Katie R August 10, 2012 at 8:16 pm #

    I love the idea making fun pictures out of healthy snacks. It encourages kids to eat their fruits and vegetables and they enjoy helping to create to prepare their plate.

  86. Jessica O August 11, 2012 at 10:04 am #

    What a cute idea! My kids are not picky eaters (yet) but if they were, I think something fun like this would help them eat!

  87. Hayley J August 11, 2012 at 10:18 am #

    this is such a cute idea and a great way to get kids to eat fruit! Love it!!!

  88. Charlotte S August 11, 2012 at 7:17 pm #

    I will have to try this, my son would love it!

  89. Devon August 11, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

    WOW! Deffinetly trying this for my little ones. They’ll LOVE it!

  90. Lolli S August 11, 2012 at 10:54 pm #

    What an adorable idea!!

  91. Renee August 12, 2012 at 1:38 am #

    My daughter would get a kick out of this!

  92. Heidi B August 12, 2012 at 6:56 pm #

    I LOVE this idea!

  93. Monique S August 13, 2012 at 12:16 am #

    What a cute idea, my kids would love it!!

  94. Amanda Smelcer August 13, 2012 at 9:39 am #

    Very cute idea!

  95. Thabal August 13, 2012 at 11:05 am #

    Love this idea. Bookmarked it.

  96. Jenifer Lingenfelter August 13, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

    This is so cute and a great idea! I am going to do this for my boys!

  97. Heather S August 14, 2012 at 1:32 pm #

    This is a fabulous idea! I am going to read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom to my kids and make this snack.

  98. Costana Hornbaker August 14, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

    Such a great idea!

  99. VickiRae August 14, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    Super cute, I will be doing this.

  100. Emilie C August 14, 2012 at 3:26 pm #

    This is such a cute idea, I’ll do it with my niece the next time she comes over!

  101. Danielle Ring August 14, 2012 at 3:46 pm #

    That is a great idea….and a fun way to get picky eaters to snarf down their food.

  102. Karrianne August 14, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

    Very cute idea!

  103. Felisha Jaros August 15, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

    Great Idea! My son loves creating different things with his healthy foods

  104. Lora S August 15, 2012 at 1:59 pm #

    This is adorable!! Thanks for the idea. My kids will love it!

  105. Chris August 15, 2012 at 4:12 pm #

    It might destroy the aesthetics of the project but younger kids (like mine) may need their grapes cut in half so that they don’t choke. I like the project a lot though. πŸ™‚

  106. Autumn August 16, 2012 at 9:48 am #

    I have been looking for something fun to interest my son in eating better for lunch. This is it!

  107. jessica August 16, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

    What a cute idea!

  108. Andrea Meier August 16, 2012 at 5:43 pm #

    I want to eat this!!!!

  109. Teresa Kwiatkowski August 19, 2012 at 2:38 am #

    It is so creative. I think any kid would love to eat this!!

  110. Sara August 20, 2012 at 9:48 pm #

    Cool! Looks yummy!

  111. Christina G August 21, 2012 at 8:30 pm #

    What a great idea. I love seeing how to arrange fruits to make the fun and nutritious at the same time. Thanks for the idea

  112. Christina G August 21, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

    Thanks for the great idea! I live seeing new ways to arrange food o make them fun and nutritious!

  113. aimee August 22, 2012 at 9:12 am #

    awesome ideas thanks!

  114. Rheanna August 22, 2012 at 12:48 pm #

    Ahhh!! I love this idea. I absolutely love this idea and doing stuff like this for my kids. the look on their faces when I do stuff like this is just priceless. thanks for sharing this great idea!

  115. Kathy Veum-Sorrow August 23, 2012 at 3:12 am #

    I really like the fitness stroll with the jeep jogger stroller, and also the nature walk with your kids.

  116. Kathy Veum-Sorrow August 23, 2012 at 3:13 am #

    I really like the idea of the fitness stroll with the jeep jogger stroller, and also the nature walk with your kids.

  117. sarah sinkus August 23, 2012 at 7:15 am #

    love this idea so cute

  118. Chev Sopkin August 23, 2012 at 8:13 am #

    This is so awesome! I just had a really great idea once I saw your photo too! My son is 3yrs old & we love to play Pirates together with his Kidkraft wooden pirate ship. There are lots of small scale toys to it like pirate figures, gold coins, cannons & even little wooden palm trees! It would be really cool to set up a plate of fruit just like this along with his palm trees at the other end of the living room so that when we sail the ship along the floor (our sea of shark infested water!) we can get to land and have a snack! SO COOL! πŸ™‚

  119. Star A. August 26, 2012 at 8:08 am #

    What a great idea! This is so simple, great idea for busy moms who want their kids to eat more fruit! My son loves fruit, I think I’ll make this for him as an after school snack, he will love it!

  120. Dawn September 2, 2012 at 6:40 pm #

    I love love these ideas! Thank you I can’t wait to do these for my daughters!

  121. Alison Conor January 31, 2015 at 8:06 am #

    Great idea! If you have young kids like myself, you may need to mash their banana’s and cut up and / or squash the grapes so they do not choke on them. Cool stuff anyhow!