At Traditional Cooking School, we’re all about empowering you to get your kids in the kitchen!
And there’s no better place to start than snack time.
Maybe you’re not quite ready to turn your kiddos loose with a knife or at the stove. That’s ok! Here’s a fun idea to keep your kids busy WHILE they make their own snack — no knives or heat involved. THIS easy summer snack is the perfect place to start!
You’ll have to cut open and seed the melons first, then step back to enjoy the quietness of children blissfully busy with a melon baller and some wooden skewers! 😉
Our 3-year-old friend Alma came over for the afternoon to make this easy summer snack with us. She took her job very seriously and didn’t even poke herself with the skewer. So, turn the kids loose with this great activity on a hot summer day when no one wants to be outdoors.
Frozen Melon Kebabs
Here's a fun idea to keep your kids busy WHILE they make their own snack -- no knives or heat involved. Cut open and seed the melons first, then step back and let your children do the work! You will need a melon baller and some wooden skewers (or metal skewers). Makes 6 frozen melon kebabs. (But remember -- you can increase the number of kebabs by using more melon!)
- 1/4 of a medium watermelon
- 1/2 cantaloupe seeds removed
Using a melon baller, scoop out balls of melon.
Thread the melon balls onto the skewers, making fun patterns of your choice.
Place finished skewers on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
Place in the freezer for 4 to 6 hours, or until solid.
Store in the freezer until ready to serve.
Have fun and enjoy!
- Use any type of melon! We used watermelon and cantaloupe because those were available to us. Honeydew melons are great too, or use this as an opportunity to try some lesser-known melon varieties such as sprite melon, canary melon, or Korean melon!
- The amount of melon you use will depend on how many kebabs your children want to make. For us, 1/4 of a medium-size watermelon and 1/2 of a cantaloupe were plenty.
- Having a summer party in the near future? Give the kids the job of making this easy summer snack for their friends or party guests!
Check out another of my other easy summer snacks for kids: Frozen Berry Kebabs!
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What are your favorite easy summer snacks for kids? Would you like to try these Frozen Melon Kebabs?
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