Watermelon fun for kids
Fruit, we know it is good for kids, but how to get them to eat it? We have had a bit of fun finding ways to make watermelon more appealing for your kids.
Have you got some spare paddle pops sticks? You can grab some reusable ones from cooking stores. Simply cut your watermelon like the below picture and stick the stick into the outer layer. Some people even freeze them. This is a great treat and can avoid those messy fingers and hands.
Shape Cut Outs
Worried your baby might eat the skin of the watermelon? A great idea for kids is to use cookie cutters to cut out cute shapes. This is perfect for little fingers to grab. It also can pretty up a party food table with theme shaped watermelon.
A perfect way to entice your kids to eat more fruit is make it easy to eat and pretty. Fruit kebabs are a perfect way to do this. Do not offer this to younger children however until they can be trusted with the sharp stick. You can pop on grapes, strawberries, watermelon or any fruit your kids might want to try.
Why are watermelons good to eat?
According to Fresh for kids
• When they are dark pinkish-red, they have more carotenoids, including beta carotene (which the body converts to vitamin A) and lycopene (also found in tomatoe and pink grapefruit).
• They are a good source of vitamin C.
• Their sweetness comes from a collection of the natural sugars sucrose, fructose and glucose.
Check out this website Fresh Fruit for children that has lots of great ideas and information on fruit for kids http://www.freshforkids.com.au/fruit_pages/fruit.html