One of my son’s favorite books is The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Last weekend, we went grocery shopping and while walking through the produce section he saw a watermelon and said, “Look Mommy, that is what the caterpillar eats.” It was so cute that I had to buy the watermelon. Together we made a few “kid-friendly creations” that the caterpillar might like to eat!
- Fruit Kebobs – cut watermelon and fruit of your choosing into small cubes. Choose a few fruits that you do not normally eat for a fun change. We chose kiwi and mango. Put cubed fruit on skewers with a dull edge – don’t forget to watch the child carefully and discard the skewer immediately after the fruit is removed. (Special note: get your child involved by helping to cut fruit into cubes with a plastic knife).
- “Watermelon Pie” – slice watermelon and arrange the pieces into a pie shape. Spread raspberry jam on the watermelon slices and then top with white chocolate chips. This would be a fun dessert to bring to a picnic party! (Special note: get your child involved by spreading jam on the watermelon with a plastic knife and then adding the white chocolate chips).