S Is for Sunny Smiles

Assembled sunny summer snack for the letter S

Looking for a cool, refreshing treat that doesn’t take a lot of time to make? We have the perfect ABC Snacks recipe for you to enjoy on a hot summer day!

Kids love creating their own snack and this one is easy for kids and parents alike.

Simply slice an orange, some strawberries, and a few blackberries or blueberries and place them in bowls. When snacktime arrives, your kids can assemble their own sunny snack. Pair this snack with our teaching tips at the bottom of this post for an extra special summer treat. It’s learning and fun–all in one!

Made entirely of fruit, this sunny summer snack is fun to make and good to eat. This yummy treat will be sure to bring a smile to your child’s face!

Ingredients for the sunny summer snack for the letter S Children arranging their sunny summer snack for the letter S

Sunny Summer Smiles

Print Recipe

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

  • 1 thick slice of navel orange
  • 2-3 large strawberries, sliced
  • 2-3 blackberries or blueberries


  1. Place navel orange slice in center of plate.
  2. To create sun’s rays, arrange strawberry slices around orange slice.
  3. Create a sunny smile with slices of blackberry or whole blueberries.
Children arranging their sunny summer snack for the letter S

Teaching Tips

  • As you and your child assemble this snack, practice saying /s/–/s/–sunny smile together.
  • Before creating your sunny smile, practice making the letter S with blackberries, blueberries, or strawberry slices.
  • Help Puddle cheer up his friend Toot on a warm summer day in You Are My Sunshine.
  • Download ABC Snacks: Tips for Working on Pre-Reading Skills for more teaching tips.
Children eating their sunny summer snack for the letter S

Want More Snacks for Letter S?

Find snacks for letter S 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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Leigha Gordon Parrish


My oldest would love this snack!



What a fun cookbook! We’re about to begin our third round of AAR Pre-Reading and having this little cookbook for my kiddo to use when we do our alphabet snacks will add something special to our days. Thank you!

Robin E.

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I hope you have a lot of fun cooking and eating your way through the alphabet, Jen!

Melody Wyrick


Love this idea!

Emily H.


So cute and fun!

Betzaida Norris


This is great! Will definitely be looking forward to trying this with my kidsà



What a fun idea for learning letters!

Kimberly Green


I love the creative ideas. Learning and eating at the same time…lol!



This is a great idea!



Such a great fun idea.

Christy Rodriguez


Such a great summer idea!

Kayla Wheeler


I’m going to start th this with my son today :)



This is great. My kids would love this

Michelle Burgmeier


Great ideas, good reinforcement! So much fun

These ideas are so great! Kids love to “decorate” with their food!

Robin E.

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Yes, and “decorating” the face multiple ways would be a good excuse to keep eating the blackberries (my kids’ favorite fruit). ?

Brooke Zimmerman


So cute!! I’m trying hard to make learning fun and this would be a good thing to help with that!



This looks like fun!



My kids would love this!