Making a healthy snack together is fun! You can count pieces of fruit, time how long it takes to freeze, look at the shapes, and more!
- 2 cups green seedless grapes
- 2 cups purple seedless grapes
- 2 bananas
What to do:
- Wash the grapes and cut them lengthwise.
- Cut the bananas into slices about 2cm thick.
- Put all the fruit on a baking tray and place it in the freezer for at least an hour until it is frozen.
Let your child help you wash the grapes, cut the fruit (using a child-safe knife) and lay the pieces on a baking tray.
Talk about the measurement, and count how many grapes fit into two cups. Count how many pieces of banana you cut. Enjoy a fresh frozen dessert or snack together when it’s ready!
Recipes give an opportunity to use reading and numeracy (numbers) in a different way. Talking about measurements, counting, and making something together helps build vocabulary and skills in a way that your child feels very involved with.
The end result, no matter what you’ve made, helps make them want to do it again!
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