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R Is for Rockin’ Rainbow Skewers

Snacks for letter R - Rockin' Rainbow Wraps

Have you ever seen a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow? Well, if you join us for this yummy snack, you will!

Maybe you’ll want to combine this snack with our Lucky Leprechaun snack. It’s the perfect treat for St. Patrick’s Day–or for any day!

Either way, these easy-to-make fruit skewers from our ABC Snacks series will give even the most persnickety preschooler a rockin’ good time!

Make your skewers with the ingredients listed in the recipe below or let your little one experiment with her own ideas. Just lay out some wooden skewers and a variety of colorful fruits. Your preschooler will love creating her very own fruity rainbow! And as a finishing touch, don’t forgot to add a pot of gold!

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Rockin’ Rainbow Skewers

Here’s what you’ll need to make 8 rainbow skewers:

  • 8 wooden skewers
  • 4 strawberries sliced in half
  • 11 oz can mandarin oranges
  • 8 oz. can pineapple chunks
  • 1 kiwi sliced into 8 chunks
  • 8 purple grapes
  • 8 blackberries
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt

Directions:

  1. Place fruit slices or chunks on a cutting board next to a stack of wooden skewers.
  2. Form a rainbow by adding fruit chunks to the skewer in the following order: red, orange, yellow, gree, blue or purple.
  3. Serve with a pot of gold…uhh…I mean a cup of vanilla yogurt for dipping. Enjoy!

Variations:

  • Create a veggie rainbow and serve with ranch dip.
  • Build a rainbow of fruits or veggies on a plate without the skewer and eat it as finger food.
  • Use your imagination and build your rainbow from the list of colorful foods below.
    • Red foods: strawberries, cherries, cranberries, watermelon, raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes, radishes, red olives
    • Orange foods: cantaloupe, peaches, oranges, apricots, orange bell peppers, carrots, orange tomatoes, pumpkin
    • Yellow foods: bananas, pineapple, star fruit, squash, yellow tomatoes, yellow cheeses
    • Green foods: grapes, kiwis, cucumbers, celery, lettuce, spinach, bell peppers, green beans, broccoli, pickles, olives
    • Purple foods: blackberries, grapes, blueberries, plums, red cabbage, beets, olives
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Teaching Tips

  • While you’re building your rainbow skewer, say /r/–/r/–rockin’ rainbow together.
  • How many words can you and your preschooler think of that start with the sound of /r/?
  • While assembling and eating your fruit skewer, read this book about a boy who wants A Rainbow of My Own.
  • Download ABC Snacks: Tips for Working on Pre-Reading Skills for more teaching tips.
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Want More Snacks for Letter R?

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

Free ABC Snacks Cookbook

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Cassandra Tietz

says:

What an adorable idea!! We are for sure going to make these. Thanks for sharing :)

Beth Prince

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I’m a big advocate for hands on learning AND healthy eating! Thanks for the idea!!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Beth. I hope your family enjoys this snack!

Alesha

says:

What a fun idea! We like doing things like this for a snacky lunch!

Candice

says:

Such a great idea! I’ll have to try them with my boys!

Mandie

says:

What ADORABLE ideas!!! Love you Learning Press!

Anna Green

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Very cute idea. I used to make these for children’s birthday parties when my son was small. They always went down a treat with the kids who seemed to prefer them to biscuits (cookies) and sweets (candy). Each year when the party invitations went out I’d have parents who’d ask ahead if I was doing fruit skewers again as their kids had remembered them from last year. There’s something about food on a stick, isn’t there, that appeals to all of us! Great idea to combine it with pre-reading.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I was thinking that this snack would be wonderful at a party or get-together, Anna! I guess I was right. 😊

viviana

says:

This is such a lovely idea! I’ll be adding this activity this week :)
Its also such a fun way to introduce new veggies and fruits!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Bon appétit, Viviana. We have had so much rain lately, that I think the idea of a rainbow snack is just about perfect!

Katherine Orgill

says:

Yum!! Thank you for sharing! I can’t wait to make these with my kids! 😍

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Aren’t these so fun just to even look at, Katherine? I think they would be a hit for a spring or summer get-together, and they are simple enough that young children could make them and proudly serve them.

Teresa

says:

What a fun and healthy snack! Thanks for sharing!

Jessica

says:

My children would like this, especially in the summer time when berries are fresh!

Karen

says:

Love the photos!

Kim

says:

This is such a great and adaptable idea.

Adrienne

says:

This is so fun my kids love anything rainbow! This will be such a fun snack for them.

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