The beautiful display of colourful fruits on the table caught the eye of everyone. We started off with guessing the name of each fruit.
When we correctly identified the fruit, it was passed around the table for everyone to look at, touch and smell. Pineapple and mango were easily guessed, but the others were a little more challenging. The children enjoyed the guessing game, and everyone was happy to hold the fruits in their own hands.
Once the fruit was passed around, it was time to dig in! Each child got a butter knife, small plastic plate (or "cutting board") and a small plastic bowl. It was time to guess what each fruit would look like on the inside! Almost everyone guessed the papaya would be yellow, but they were surprised to see the beautiful salmon colour and black seeds. Seeing the white flesh with tiny black seeds inside the dragon fruit (or "monster fruit" as one of our Jr Chefs called it) was surprising when the kids guessed "blue", "yellow" or "red" would be inside the vibrant pink skin.
The fruits we tried today were: Pineapple, dragon fruit, pomegranate, granadilla, mango, papaya, and star fruit. Most of these fruits were very easy for our Junior Chefs to cut on their own with their butter knives. They also enjoyed picking out the delicious juicy pomegranate seeds from the yellow flesh. Moms were close by to lend a helping hand, however the kids did a wonderful job making their own fruit salads. It was nice for the kids to be able to decide what they wanted to eat and when!
We were all so proud of them… everyone did such a beautiful job exploring the fruits and bravely tasted EVERYTHING!!
– by momstown Milton