Linked to our work about the artist Arcimboldo, we read the story Oliver’s Vegetables and Oliver’s Fruit Salad by Alison Bartlett and Vivian French.
We decided that we wanted to make some fruit kebabs linked to the stories, so we had a think about fruits that we liked and we had to choose three. Some of us choose our favourite fruits, some of use wanted to try fruits that we had never had before.
Miss Varley soon had a long shopping list with lots of different fruits on. They were: strawberries, blackberries, apples, pears, grapes, mangoes, pineapple, raisins, passionfruit, blueberries, kiwi fruit and oranges.
Before we started to make anything, we remembered lots of different ways to help us to keep safe.
- Wash your hands and roll up your sleeves.
- Don’t put your fingers near your face whilst you are making the fruit kebabs.
- Be careful with the knifes and keep your fingers away from the edge – they are sharp.
- Thread the fruit on carefully to the wooden skewer, making sure that the pointy end is away from our bodies.
- Listen carefully to the instructions given by the adult.
After we had done all of that, we started to make our fruit kebabs.
We were able to peel, chop, dice and thread the fruit onto the kebab and we had lots of fun doing this.
As a treat once we had finished, we got to eat the fruit kebabs. Here are some of the words that we used to describe what they tasted like.
How to continue the learning at home:
- Talk to your child about the different fruits and vegetables that they like.
- Try a new fruit or vegetable with your child at home and describe what it tastes like.
- Are there different combinations of fruit that you could try together?