15 minute Craft planner
Beware of allergies - make sure it is safe for the children in your group to handle and taste the food used in this activity.
You will need:
Thin drinking straws
A selection of fruit such as seedless grapes, melon, pineapple (tinned or fresh), strawberries, kiwi, raspberries
Chocolate sauce for ice cream (optional)
Note: These fruit sticks are intended to be eaten raw, no cooking is required.
How to prepare:
Make a sample ‘fruit stick’ so that the children know what they are making.
How to make a fruit stick:
1. Make sure the work surfaces in your teaching area are clean and ask the children to wash their hands.
2. Give each child a paper plate and a selection of fruit to prepare. The fruit needs to be cut into chunks approximately 2.5 x 2.5 cm. Raspberries can be left whole and large strawberries should be cut in half.
3. Give each child a second paper plate and a thin straw.
4. Allow the children to select five or six pieces of fruit and two marshmallows.
5. Help the children to slide the fruit onto their straw. If you have time the children could make two or three fruit sticks each.
6. If you are using chocolate sauce – show the children how to drizzle a small amount across their finished fruit sticks. For a finishing touch add a shake of sprinkles!
Alongside this craft, teach the Bible story...