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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

Child enjoying snack

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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.

says: Customer Service

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!

Brittni

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Adorable!

Beth

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Love Bobbling Banana Boy!

Rachel Cornelius

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This reminds me of the snacks my library has during Snack club. I plan to share this with them.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

What a great library you have, Rachel, if they do fun snacks like these! ❤️

Lacey Murchison

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I love AAR and the activities suggested.

Shannon Alexander

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This is so cute! I am going to be working on letters and sounds with my kindergartener this year. We will have to add this in.

Roberta Hollister

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These activities look like they will be lots of fun for my child.

Laura Scroggins

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Wow, how fun!

M Hobbs

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So fun! Thank you.

Annette Miller

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Looks like a nice idea to try.

Sara R

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Ha! This one is a giggler.

Susana

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Very cute and creative :)

Marie knupp

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My kids will love this!

Becky

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What a great summer snack activity! I’m really interested in learning more about All About Learning.

Robin E.

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I’m happy to help you learn more about All About Learning Press, Becky!

All About Learning Press produces All About Reading and All About Spelling. These programs are designed to take the struggle out of reading and spelling!

All About Reading and All About Spelling (AAR and AAS) are multisensory. They approach learning through sight, sound, and touch. This helps kids remember what they learn because they take in information in various ways and also interact with it in various ways. AAR includes research-based instruction in decoding skills, fluency, automaticity, comprehension, vocabulary, and lots and lots of reading practice. AAS focuses on encoding skills, spelling rules, and other strategies that help children become good spellers.

Each lesson time is simple and explicit, and will include 3 simple steps: review of what was learned the day before, a simple new teaching, and a short practice of that new teaching. The programs are designed for you to move at your child’s pace, so you can go as quickly or as slowly as your child needs through each step.

The lessons are laid out in an orderly form for the teacher so that each day you can simply open and go. The programs are easy to do at home without special training or previous experience.

Lessons are logical and incremental. They provide the structure, organization and clear guidance that many kids need to learn. AAR and AAS break every teaching down into its most basic steps and then teaches the lessons in a logical order, carrying the students from one concept or skill to the next. Each step builds on the one the student has already mastered. Our sequence was very carefully tested to reduce confusion for the child.

AAR and AAS use specially color-coded letter tiles or Letter Tile App. Working with the letter tiles can make the difference between understanding or not understanding a concept.

I hope this gives you an idea of All About Learning Press’s focus and approach. However, I’d love to help you with any further questions you may have.

Monique L.S.

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So fun and creative. The kids would love to create that.

Evangelia Velliou

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Very clever and funny

Diana

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How fun is this letter B leaning! My child would love it😍

Alfie Johnson

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Looks like fun!

Alison

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What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing. I love that the snack is fun and healthy.

Allie G

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So cute

Diane S.

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This is super cute and I love that it’s something I can make for my daughter with Celiac disease.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Diane,
I understand it can be difficult to make fun food for little ones with special dietary needs. I’m happy this Banana Boy can be enjoyed by your daughter!

Margaret

says:

How cute!!

Tiffany

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Great ideas! Thanks!

Thanks for sharing!!! This is adorable and delicious!!

sabrina

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Great idea! I never thought about fruit crafts for learning the alphabet!

Jennifer

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I love the “floaties” for Banana Boy! He looks great! Although I will probably sacrifice the fruit theme to find something a little smaller for eyes :)

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Maybe mini-chocolate chips, Jennifer? Although, I think the fruit slices are supposed to be sunglasses and not just eyes. Of course, to me, they look more like swim goggles, but that works too.

Auschick

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Great idea for incorporating daily life with letters!

mic

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my kid will love this, what a great way to mix different areas of learning and make snacks fun!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I think this Bobby Banana Boy is one of my favorites of our ABC Snacks series. He is so cute!

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