Do you remember my Fruit of the Spirit series? Well, it was such a big (and loooong) ordeal that I still think about it all the time. Maybe it’s just been popping into my head this summer as fruit has been more readily available. Anyway, the other day we had a mini playdate (oh, it was to try out our s’mores!) and I had this great idea to make some roll up sandwiches for the kids. But my time got short and sweeping the floor got attention over cute food.
Then I had a stroke of brilliance! FRUIT KABOBS. How cute are these?
But it gets even better! All I did was throw all the ingredients in a bowl and gave all the kids a skewer (yes, even my 1 year old) and let them pick out what food they wanted all by themselves! It was so fun to load up our skewers, then tear them right apart by popping the fruit into our mouths. I also added some deli meat and blocks of cheese to up the protein factor.
But back to the Fruit of the Spirit. I was thinking how fun this would be to do a Fruit of the Spirit activity with these kabobs. You could label the bowls joy, peace and patience instead of bananas, peach and kiwi. Then you could give examples of each Fruit of the Spirit as you slide them on the skewer. Or put them in order and have the kids use their skewer as a memory tool to say the fruit by heart. I’m totally doing this after my next trip to the Farmer’s Market.
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