Fruit Activities & Fun Ideas for Kids


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Fruit Arts and Crafts

Fruit Prints
Cut apples or pears in half, dip cut side in paint, and make prints.

Watermelon Art
Green and red construction paper
Watermelon seeds
What to Do:
Give each child a circle cut out of green construction paper and a slightly smaller circle cut out of red construction paper. Have the children glue their red circles on top of their green ones. Then let them glue watermelon seeds all over their red circles.

Mystery Paint
Have the children paint using lemon juice.  Let the painting dry overnight. It will be invisible.  Place each child’s paper under several layers of newsprint.   Lightly iron over the paper with an iron set on high (no steam) until the artwork appears.  Ask children to guess why the pictures appeared.

Playdough – Strawberry
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 package unsweetened strawberry Kool-Aid
1/4 cup salt
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
1 cup water
Mix flour, salt, cream of tartar and Kool-Aid in a medium saucepan. Add water and oil. Stir over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes. When mixture forms a ball in pan, remove. Knead until smooth. Store in a covered plastic container.

Watermelon Magnets
Cut red styrofoam plates into fours. Have children cover edge of each section with cut up squares of green tissue paper for the rind. Save watermelon seeds and have children glue five or six seeds on their slice of watermelon. Attach a magnet on back and they have a cute summer refrigerator magnet.

Scentsational Paintings
Paint with Kool-aid and water.  When it dries it is like a scratch and sniff sticker!

Fruit Dyes
Provide several fruit juices that make dyes. Have the children drop the juices through an eyedropper onto coffee filters.

Fun with Watermelons
A simple but fun art project to go along with your watermelon day is to give each child 1/2 of a paper plate. I used small torn pieces of construction paper- green and red.

Have them glue green paper around the crinkled edge of the paper plate then fill the center in with the red. After eating your watermelon save some seeds to glue onto your paper plate melon. These are cute and look very realistic.

Mini Greenhouses
2 clear plastic cups
fruit seeds
paper towels
Write the name of the type of seeds on a piece of tape and also the child’s name to place on a set of cups. Let the child wet the paper towel in the water, fold it and place it in the bottom of one cup.

Place the seeds on top of the wet paper towel. Put the second cup over the first and tape in place on one side.  Place the “greenhouses” on a sunny windowsill.

If too much moisture accumulates inside the cup, lift the top cup for a while. When the seeds have sprouted the children can replant in a pot with dirt.


Fruit Games and Activities

Strawberry Toss
Make three strawberry shaped bean bags out of red felt.   You can dot them with fine-tipped sharpie or if you have more time, you can embroider speckles on it before sewing them together. I used yellow thread. You can find a bushel basket,for the children to toss the bags into,   at a craft store like Michael’s.

The Berry Best Class
Bulletin board display idea -Make a basket filled with strawberries. On each strawberry, write a child’s name or glue a student’s face cut from a photo.

Apple Taste Test
In the Fall there is usually a large variety of apples to choose from.
Do a taste test.  Notice the different colors, shapes and smells of apples.
Make a chart showing favorites.

Lemon Exploration
Ask your students (in advance) to bring in 2 or 3 lemons each. During meeting time, cut a lemon into slices, one into wedges, and leave one whole.  Let the children check out the lemons and verbalize what they see, smell and feel.

List the words offered onto a large lemon shaped cardboard cutout.  Offer some untouched wedges for brave tasters.

Is This Lemonade?
Have each child juice one lemon half.  Collect the juice in a pitcher. Let each child dip a clean plastic spoon into the juice for a tiny taste. Ask them if this is really lemonade.  Then, add sugar, water and ice to the pitcher and try taste testing again.

Counting/sorting Strawberries
For the magnetic or flannel boards, make a variety of strawberry shapes, some small, middle sized and big. Leave the basket of strawberry shapes out for the children to explore, count and sort on their own.


Fruit Recipes and Snacks

Make orange juice
Have at least one orange per child. Cut them in half and let the children squeeze the juice into little cups.  Provide plastic juicers (can be found at the dollar store) and bring in an electric juicer if you have one.
Discuss the various ways to get juice from fruit.
Which way is easiest? Hardest? Why? Etc.

Fruit Salad Invite
Make fruit salad and invite the parents for snack. Children can cut the fruit into small pieces (be sure to cut up grapes as they pose a choking hazard).  Ask parents first about allergies; strawberries are a common one.

Banana Treat
Cut bananas into chunks, dip in vanilla yogurt and roll in wheat germ or crushed cereal or granola.

Apple Crescents
2 cups peeled, cored and chopped apples
3/4 cup 2 Tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 (8 oz.) packages refrigerated crescent rolls glazed
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
2 or 3 Tablespoons hot water

In bowl combine apples, sugar, flour and cinnamon.   Separate crescent rolls into 16 triangles.  Spoon mixture in center of each triangle.
Fold 3 points over filling like an envelope, sealing edges.
Place on cookie sheet, 1 inch apart.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown.
Beat confectioners sugar and hot water in bowl until well blended.
Drizzle over warm crescents.
Makes 16.

Apple Lips
2 apples
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup mini marshmallows
Core and slice apples into 8 slices.

Spread with peanut butter, top with marshmallow teeth.

Banana Orange Shake
6 oz frozen orange juice concentrate
2 bananas, peeled
3 pints vanilla ice cream, softened
6 cups cold milk
Liquefy orange juice and bananas in blender.  Place ice cream in gallon mixing bowl and add fruit mixture.  Beat with mixer until blended.  Continue beating and gradually add milk.  Beat until smooth and frothy.

Snack Ideas:
1. Peanut butter and strawberry jam sandwiches.
2. Strawberry short cake.
3. Strawberry finger jello,
4. Strawberry milkshakes
5.  Serve fruit punch – w/ ice cubes, freeze a strawberry in each ice cube.

Frozen Fruit Treat
1 3/4 cups strawberries
1 large can crushed pineapple
5 bananas (cut in cubes)
12 oz frozen orange juice – concentrate
1 1/2 cups water
Mix ingredients together.

Freeze in small paper cups. Serve partially defrosted.  Children love this nutritious treat!

Breakfast banana splits
Use oatmeal (or any hot cereal) instead of ice cream. Still use toppings. You can use crushed pineapple, strawberry preserves or thawed frozen strawberries) and of course, chocolate syrup and a little whip cream.

Of course you make these a size to fit the kids, so they can finish them all, but the kids will love it for a change of pace.

Apple Snacks
Mix 1 C. of sour cream with (PI) C. of brown sugar.   Provide apple slices or strawberries for dipping.

Orange Sodas
Serve oranges with peppermint sticks stuck in the top to look like straws.

Frozen Blueberries
Freeze blueberries and have the children pick them up with toothpicks for a snack.


Fruit Songs, Poems and Finger Plays

Bananas are my favorite fruit (make fist as if holding banana)
I eat one every day (hold up one finger)
I always take one with me (act as if putting one in pocket)
When I go out to play (wave goodbye)
It gives me lots of energy (make muscle)
To jump around and run (move arms as if running)
Bananas are my favorite fruit (rub tummy)
To me they’re so much fun! (point to self and smile)

Strawberry Patch
(Tune: Paw Paw Patch)
Where oh where are all the children?
Where oh where are all the children?
Where oh where are all the children?
Way down yonder in the strawberry patch.

Pickin’ up strawberries, put ’em in the basket,
Pickin’ up strawberries, put ’em in the basket,
Pickin’ up strawberries, put ’em in the basket,
Way down yonder in the strawberry patch.

Take the berries home and wash em up
Take the berries home and wash em up
Take the berries home and wash em up
Way down yonder in the strawberry patch!

Slice the berries up and make a pie.
Slice the berries up and make a pie.
Slice the berries up and make a pie.
Way down yonder in the strawberry patch!

Picked A Strawberry
(tune: “Clementine”)
Picked a strawberry,
Picked a strawberry
That was growing
In the sun.
Then I washed it,
And I ate it,
And I picked another one.

The Watermelon Patch Song
(tune:  Are you Sleeping?)
Watermelon, (Make a circle with your arms.)
On the vine, (Curve hands and arms beside body.)
On the vine,
Sweet and red and juicy, (Rub your tummy.)
Sweet and red and juicy,
Please be mine! (Palms together as though pleading.)
Please be mine!

Watermelon, (Make a circle with your arms.)
Thump, thump, thump, (Make a thumping movement with thumb and middle finger.)
Thump, thump, thump,
I think you are ready- (Point, resting finger on your temple.)
I think you are ready-
Big and plump! (Make a circle with your arms.)
Bug and plump!

Sing a Song of Lemonade
Sing a song of lemonade.
We’ll pour it in a cup.
We’ll stir it with a straw
And then we’ll sip it up.
It will be so refreshing
We’ll have to have some more,
And we’ll be drinking lemonade forever, ever more!

Have You Ever Had An Apple
Have you ever had an apple, an apple an apple?
Have you ever had an apple
And heard it go crunch?
Have you ever had an orange, an orange..Etc..
And heard it go slurp?
Banana…… go mush?
(think of other fruits and the noises that go along with them)

I Like Oranges
(Tune:’Three Blind Mice’)
I like oranges. I like oranges.
Oranges are a fruit. Oranges are a fruit.
They are not animals, tools and such.
They are are good fruit that I like so much.
So, I eat oranges. I eat oranges.
An orange is orange. An orange is orange. It is not red.
It is not purple nor pink nor gray.
An orange is simply not colored that way.

What Is Orange?
(Can use any fruit)
(Tune: Frere Jacques)
What is orange?
What is long?
What is it?
Bunny loves to eat it!
Horses love to eat it!
So do I!
So do I!




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