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B Is for Bobbing Banana Boy

Completed Bobbing Banana Boy snack

Just in time for summer, here’s a refreshing ABC Snacks recipe that is as fun to create as it is to eat. Better yet, it’s healthy, too!

What’s your favorite way to beat the summer heat? If your answer is a relaxing float in the pool … we couldn’t agree more!

But if it’s not quite warm enough for a swim where you live, don’t worry. You and your preschooler can do some pretend splashing around while assembling our Bobbing Banana Boy snack!

While munching on yummy berries, your preschooler will have a blast getting this banana prepared for a day at the pool. Are you ready for a dip? Go ahead and dive right in, but don’t forget your floaties!

Snack ingredients Child assembling snack

Bobbing Banana Boy

Print Recipe

Here’s what you’ll need to make one banana snack:

  • 1 banana
  • 2 thick pineapple rings
  • Pretzel sticks
  • 1 raspberry
  • Blueberries
  • 1 red or purple grape
  • 1 strawberry top

Directions:

  1. Stack pineapple rings on plate.
  2. Slice the banana in half and rest one banana half in the center of the pineapple rings.
  3. Arrange blueberries around the pineapple rings.
  4. Create arms with two pretzel sticks.
  5. Cut a raspberry in half and place one half on each arm to create floaties.
  6. Create a mouth with a small piece of raspberry.
  7. Attach two thin grape slices with toothpicks (if needed) to form sunglasses
  8. Create hair with the top of a strawberry.
Child assembling snack for the letter B Children assembling snack for the letter B

Teaching Tips

  • As you create your summery snack with your child, practice saying /b/–/b/–bobbing banana boy together.
  • How many words can your preschooler think of that start with the sound of /b/?
  • Help a cute mouse get ready for the pool in the interactive book Maisy Goes Swimming.
  • Download ABC Snacks: Tips for Working on Pre-Reading Skills for more teaching tips.
Child enjoying snack

Want More Snacks for B?

Find snacks for the letter B and more with the ABC Snacks Cookbook series that includes more than 40 snack recipes for your preschoolers!

Free ABC Snacks Cookbook

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rohit aggarwal

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thank you allaboutlearningpress for giving me wonderful information

Olivia

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What a fun way to practice letter sounds!

Mandy

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Cute! My daughter loves food art!

Paz

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This looks like fun and who can resit a delicious snack while learning.

Elena

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Keeping learning fun!

Mistie

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So cute!

Tiffany

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This looks awesome! My daughter will love making this!

JoHannah

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So fun! My kids will love this idea!

Janny

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How fun! Love when we can tie snacks with learning!

Karen G

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Love lessons that involve food!!!! So many senses!

Rebecca S

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These are adorable!

E.C.

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Great Idea!

Viki Thanos

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A great great activity!!!!!

Christina

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This looks so fun!

Megan Bray

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I can’t wait to try this with my toddler!

Tatiana

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This is a great idea to introduce or practice the sounds, and at the same time, practical life activity. Children will love it!!!!

Beth

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Such a great way to bring more fun to learning letter sounds!

francheska churchill

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omg this is a brilliant idea todo with my son!

Amanda King

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What a cute and fun idea for teaching alliteration!

Caryn

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Too cute! What kid wouldn’t love to play with delicious food while learning letters!!

laura

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What a fabulous idea! This may encourage our youngest to work on her speech drills.

Robin E.

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Laura,
I hadn’t thought of using this or other ABC Snacks as a motivator for working on speech, but now that you mention it I think it would but a great tool. Thanks for the idea.

Christina

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My kids seem to want to eat all day! At least this way we are getting their lesson in and a healthy snack made simultaneously! Win! Win! Win! Thank you for the resources!

Robin E.

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You’re welcome, Christina.

Roxanna

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What a fun idea! We’ll definitely be trying this.

Van

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This is super cute…and healthy! …always a win! Thx for sharing

Kris Miville

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Oh! My daughter will LOVE doing this! Looks delicious!

Mary Roberts

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Fun and delicious!

Melissa

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Oh my gosh, too cute!

Lindsey

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Mmm yummy recipe!

Lauren

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What a cute recipe to go along with lessons!

Carolyn

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Looks like fun!

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