Fruit faces:A great way to encourage your toddler to enjoy eating healthy fruit.

Making fruit faces is a great way to encourage your toddler to enjoy eating healthy fruit.

Good for age: 36 months (but older and younger kids might enjoy it, too!)

Skills developed: motor skills 

What you’ll need:

a plate, pieces of fruit cut into slices – any combination of apple, pear, kiwi, banana will work well, or try halved grapes, blueberries plus segments of orange or slices of melon.

What to do:

Show your toddler how to make a face using the pieces of fruit. Experiment to see what works best. You could make big green eyes with the kiwi, use orange for a smiley mouth, halved grapes for teeth and apple for eyebrows or ears. When he is happy with the face that he has made you can pretend to be shocked as he eats it up, one feature at a time.

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