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Easy Summer Fruit Recipe for Kids

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!

Posted August 1, 2012

by MichelleH

122 Comments

122 Responses

  1. Stephanie Hungerford says:

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

  2. Janet W. says:

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

  3. Sandy VanHoey says:

    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. says:

    What an awesome and fun idea!

  5. Jamie M says:

    What a fun idea to get kids to eat healthier

  6. sarah says:

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

  7. Doreen Lamoureux says:

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

  8. MichelleHalm says:

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

  9. Michelle P. says:

    So cute! What a great idea for my toddler!

  10. D Schmidt says:

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

  11. Bekah Kuczenski says:

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

  12. Heidi Daily says:

    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 says:

    What a fun idea!

  14. Kelly says:

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

  15. MichelleHalm says:

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

  16. Ashley O says:

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

  17. Natalie says:

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

  18. Teresa says:

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

  19. Cassandra Eastman says:

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

  20. Jessica Snow says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

    Love the creative idea!!!

  23. MichelleHalm says:

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

  24. Melissa T says:

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

  25. Andrea says:

    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 says:

    love it! simple and the kids will love it :)

  27. Cristen C says:

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

  28. Tiffany N says:

    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 :) he really seemed to enjoy it. Thanks so much for this amazing treat.

  29. Carrie Phelps says:

    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 says:

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

  31. Nancy says:

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

  32. Shanee says:

    My kids will love this! What a great idea!

  33. 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 says:

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

  35. kathy pease says:

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

  36. Amanda Alvarado says:

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

  37. Gianna says:

    How fun!

  38. Jeanette H. says:

    How cute and fun!!

  39. bonnye sensenig says:

    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 says:

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

  41. Nikole H. says:

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

  42. jessica schueler says:

    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!
    schueler.jessica@yahoo.com

  43. Brandi Elam says:

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

  44. Tracie Brown says:

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

  45. Stephanie Neely says:

    Healthy & fun to make! Great idea!

  46. Anastasia B says:

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

  47. katy says:

    I love this idea! What a fun way to make healthy eating, FUN! :)

  48. Stephanie says:

    Looks good and is gluten free.

  49. Sherrie C. says:

    What a great way to dress up fruit and so Summery too :) Thanks for the recipe!

  50. cindy caudle says:

    what a creative idea

  51. .ambre. @mytempleremodeling.com says:

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

  52. So cute!! Will have to try this!

  53. Lyndsey D. says:

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

  54. hannah K says:

    very cute way to serve fruit, love it!

  55. Meg S. says:

    What a cute idea!!

  56. Lisa Ellis says:

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

  57. Melissa Alexander says:

    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.

  58. Michelle says:

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

  59. Trasina McGahey says:

    Absolutely adorable! Will def be doing this :)

  60. HOLLY says:

    This looks super fun and very kid friendly! We just got back from Florida so my kids will LOVE the idea of PALM TREES! We don’t get to see those in MICHIGAN.

  61. Natalie Finch says:

    What a great way to make healthy food fun!

  62. Jessica S says:

    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 :)

  63. Annie says:

    I love this! I need more ideas like this.

  64. Elizabeth B says:

    So adorable and creative! Yummy!

  65. Joye Rast says:

    What a cute idea, my grandson would love it!

  66. Diane Sallans says:

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

  67. Melissa K says:

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

  68. Katie O says:

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

  69. Adam Kasnow says:

    Pretty neat idea! Good way to get kids engaged!

  70. Jennifer Williams says:

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

  71. Jenny Lloyd says:

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

  72. Kerry G. says:

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

  73. Tricia R. says:

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

  74. Tarah says:

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

  75. rachael says:

    I like this idea. It makes healthy food more fun

  76. Seyma Shabbir says:

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

  77. Kristin says:

    Super cute idea!

  78. Robyn says:

    I LOVE the palm trees. SO CUTE!

  79. Shannon says:

    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.

  80. Jenny O. says:

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

  81. Wendy McBride says:

    cute way to get kiddos to eat some good fruit!

  82. KAREN B says:

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

  83. Julie says:

    So cute! My kids would love this!!

  84. Eileen says:

    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.

  85. sharon winne says:

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

  86. Whitney Groover says:

    My kids loved this idea! Trying it tomorrow!

  87. Katie R says:

    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.

  88. Jessica O says:

    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!

  89. Hayley J says:

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

  90. Charlotte S says:

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

  91. Devon says:

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

  92. Lolli S says:

    What an adorable idea!!

  93. Renee says:

    My daughter would get a kick out of this!

  94. Heidi B says:

    I LOVE this idea!

  95. Monique S says:

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

  96. Amanda Smelcer says:

    Very cute idea!

  97. Thabal says:

    Love this idea. Bookmarked it.

  98. Jenifer Lingenfelter says:

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

  99. Heather S says:

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

  100. Costana Hornbaker says:

    Such a great idea!

  101. VickiRae says:

    Super cute, I will be doing this.

  102. Emilie C says:

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

  103. Danielle Ring says:

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

  104. Karrianne says:

    Very cute idea!

  105. Felisha Jaros says:

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

  106. Lora S says:

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

  107. Chris says:

    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. :)

  108. Autumn says:

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

  109. jessica says:

    What a cute idea!

  110. Andrea Meier says:

    I want to eat this!!!!

  111. Teresa Kwiatkowski says:

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

  112. Sara says:

    Cool! Looks yummy!

  113. Christina G says:

    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

  114. Christina G says:

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

  115. aimee says:

    awesome ideas thanks!

  116. Rheanna says:

    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!

  117. Kathy Veum-Sorrow says:

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

  118. Kathy Veum-Sorrow says:

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

  119. sarah sinkus says:

    love this idea so cute

  120. Chev Sopkin says:

    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! :)

  121. Star A. says:

    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!

  122. Dawn says:

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

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