Friday, September 26, 2008

Unplugged - Fruit

This week's Unplugged Project theme was fruit. Thankfully I have never had a problem coaxing E to eat plenty of apples, bananas, oranges, grapes, you name it. So we raided the fridge for a "Fruit Face" snack.

I set out a plate of sliced fruit, raisins, peanut butter, and baby marshmallows and called E into the dining room for some unplugged fun. I had a design in mind, having read an online suggestion to use apples and marshmallows as a mouth. With Baby m safely out of reach in his high chair, I gave E a bare plate and we got started.
I used my plate as a model. First I took an apple slice and spread some peanut butter on it. I showed E how, but she wanted me to do hers for her. Then I placed the other apple on top, making a pair of lips. E followed my lead, and then we placed some marshmallow teeth in between. Then we used the bananas and raisins for eyes. All by herself, E came up with the idea to glue the eyes and nose to the plate using the peanut butter. The results on E's plate were pretty, um, hmm...what's the word...strange? But she was VERY proud.


She ate the apples, peanut butter and raisins, and Baby m ate the bananas. As expected, I had all of the marshmallows to myself. Then we went outside and played a game of "Guess the Fruit" with sidewalk chalk. She guessed all of the fruit correctly except for the grapes, which she called "Purple bubbles!" When it got to be her turn, she would only draw asparagus...little pink and purple lines. I decided not to distinguish between vegetables and fruit (or to say that I've never seen pink asparagus), since we were just having so much fun.

I'm glad that E is of the age where she can and wants to play in the kitchen. She wants to stir, mix, measure, and pour...so we're going to have to come up with a lot of ideas to get Unplugged in the Kitchen!

10 comments:

teachingtinytots said...

looks like you had lots of fun!

Gottfredsen said...

That is really cute. Great Job.

juliekintaiwan said...

Jaylene added in a vegetable too (if a chili counts as one)! I like the funny food they made and that's such a cute story about the sidewalk chalk asparagus.

Nature Mama said...

Mmm, tasty project! Love the face :)

Ashley said...

How fun! Those marshmallow teeth are hilarious!

Linds said...

What a cute idea. A fun way to brighten up snack time.

Shawna said...

A very fun project! I love getting the chance to play with food, and I'm glad you're getting to enjoy E's interest in everything foody.

Bobbie said...

such a cute face :) love those lips and teeth.. I will have to try this one

The Clarks said...

That face is too cute!

Michie said...

This looks like fun! We may have to try this!

 
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