How was your Eid Al Adha gathering this past weekend? I hope you had a fabulous time with family, friends and of course food!
We got together with friends after prayers for a potluck play date with a toy exchange and craft table, plus this cute station where the kids made fruit snacks in the shape of a palm tree with a sheep enjoying it’s shade.
We were inspired from creating them last year at girl scout camp. When we got home, we gathered all the ingredients so we can show you step by step how to make them.
Since kids are doing this, we found spreader knives that were able to cut the fruit, but not each other! First we had a quick lesson on knife safety. Once the kids each had a knife, they were told to cut the grapes, lengthwise, to resemble the “grass” at the bottom of the plate. They also cut the banana lengthwise.
After placing the cut banana on the plate, nestled in the grass, the kids used the knives to create cuts in the tree trunk.
Once the banana looked like a palm tree “trunk”, the kids worked on the palm “leaves” by peeling the oranges and placing them in a fan shape on top.
Now that the grass and tree were done, the kids started working on the “sheep” by cutting the other banana into thin slices. They placed a few in a circle and added more on top to resemble “wool.”
Next came the “face” which is made from cutting the blueberries.
For the “eyes” the kids were given the cheese stick and told to cut out small circles. They can cut as many as they need until they can get two small enough to fit on the face. Then they used small left over parts of the blueberries for the final touch.
The final touch was writing EID in frosting. Some kids wrote their name, or added balloons and other shapes. You can also add a cup of slightly warmed peanut butter or Nutella for dipping the banana slices!
Here is our final version, which lasted for about two minutes before it was totally gobbled up! This snack is also fun to eat with toothpicks, but be conscious of the kids ages before you bring those out.
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