Food preparation requires a lot of concentration and fine motor control. That’s why the earlier your child can help in the kitchen, the better!
Today, to build fine motor control and prepare a tasty snack, we have a great recipe for fruit dip. Ask your child if they would be interested in trying a new snack, and that you need their help to prepare it.
After making the fruit dip (aka frosting) below, your child’s task can be to spread it on fruit with a butter spreader or frost the fruit using an icing cone like a true cake decorator!
Peanut Butter Fruit Frosting:
- 1 cup (or 2 5.3 oz containers) vanilla or plain greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon honey (more or less, as you prefer)
Invite your child to add all the ingredients to a big bowl and stir!
Next, slice up some fruits like bananas, apples or strawberries. For fine motor practice, let your child use a small butter spreader or butter knife to spread the dip onto the fruit.
Alternatively, snip off the corner of a plastic baggy, scoop a few spoonfuls of dip into the baggy and use as a frosting cone!
Your child can draw designs on the fruit, make polka dots or go back and forth in zig zag lines.
Serve your fruit with dip as an afternoon snack. Prepare a nice drink to go alongside the fruit and have a tea party.
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