Explore shapes while preparing for a yummy meal or snack

What You Need:

  • Fruits, such as banana and melon

  • Cheese slices

  • Cold cuts, such as sliced turkey

  • Whole grain crackers

  • Vegetables, such as cherry tomatoes or small cucumbers

  • Meal prep container with compartments and a lid

What To Do:

  1. Create different shapes using the various fruits and vegetables to create a “lunchable” snack or meal.

  2. Using a plastic knife, provide the hand-over-hand guidance to assist your child (ages older toddler and above) with safely learning how to handle a knife. Help your child slice the fruit into different shapes.

    1. Circles: banana, cucumbers, tomatoes

    2. Cubes: melon

    3. Triangles: cheese

  3. Talk about the different shapes that he is creating.

  4. Place the different food items in the various sections of the container. Your child can place the shapes in various parts of the containers, putting shapes together to make new shapes, or just putting his favorite foods together.