Valentines Day usually means flowers and chocolates for Mum (or Dad) but you may want to make something as a special Valentine treat for your child. So here are 7 Fruity Valentines Treats Your Kids will Love:
#1. Heart Fruit Kebabs
These watermelon, cantaloupe and pineapple fruit kebabs from Life is Wonderful are super cute and kids love eating things on sticks (lollipop anyone?)
Image credit: Life is Wonderful
#2. Valentine Rainbow Fruit Salad
What a simple clever fruit display idea – to make a heart using rainbow coloured fruits. The kids will gobble this up!
You could use:
- Red: berries such as strawberries and raspberries
- Orange: cantaloupe or tangerine slices
- Yellow: mango cubes or banana slices
- Green: kiwi or green apple chunks
- Blue: blueberries
- Indigo: red grapes (cut in half)
#3. Cucumber or Carrot Hearts
How cute are these heart-shaped cucumber slices from the Workman Family Blog? Just cut cucumber slices normally and then cut out to shape them into hearts.
Image credit: Workman Family
Or check out this tutorial from Sophistimom.com for making heart-shaped carrot slices.
#4. Heart Apple “Sandwiches”
Happy Together by Jess cores apple slices with a heart cutter for a fun fruit treat. You could then let your child make sandwiches with peanut butter and other healthy toppings. Yum!
Image credit: Happy Together by Jess
#5. Simple Strawberry Sticks
Such a simple idea but also very cute. These strawberry sticks from Catch My Party just involve cutting your strawberries into heart slices and popping them on a skewer.
You could thread other fruit in between to make them even more colourful.
Image credit: Catch My Party
#6. Strawberry and Grape Heart Kebabs
Aren’t these Strawberry and Grape heart kebabs from Modern Parents Messy Kids super cute?
You could also use blueberries or satsuma segments in between the strawberry slices.
Image credit: Modern Parents Messy Kids
#7. 5 Fruit Heart Kebabs
Another variation on the fruit heart combos is to use blueberries, watermelon, pineapple, cantaloupe and strawberries to make these healthy five fruit kebabs:
And finally if you don’t have sticks or skewers or a heart shaped cutter you could always arrange your colourful fruit artfully in a heart shaped bowl!
Over to you now! Have you tried any fruit snacks as Valentines treats? Tell us in the comments below.