Cooking With Kids: Fruit Salad

I don’t really write too many cooking posts.
It’s not that I don’t like to cook or never cook with the kids, but I just haven’t figured out how to do it and take pictures at the same time!
But, I did want to share the one project that gets the girls screaming with glee if I suggest it: fruit salad. They love to make it and they love to eat it.
It’s always a collaborative project.
We each choose one to two fruits we want in the salad, which often results in a shopping trip.
The shopping is part of the fun for us, but this project most certainly does not need to involve shopping. Just use what you already have!
Bananas and blueberries always seem to be a mainstay in our salads. Lizzie loves the responsibility of cutting the banana. It’s the perfect fruit to teach knife skills. It’s soft, easy to cut, and usually stays put on the cutting board. AJ is typically responsible for adding the blueberries.
I’ll tackle the harder fruits, like apples or pears. When everything is in the bowl, the girls will take turns stirring. We don’t add anything else to the salad, just the fruit. Nothing else is needed.


Sometimes we use all fresh fruit, and sometimes we will use fruit from a can. This is usually because it’s winter and it’s sometimes hard to find fresh fruit that tastes good. If you want peaches in January, more than likely they’ll come from a can!
In this particular fruit salad, we used:
1 banana
Handful of blueberries
1 apple
1 small can pineapple
1 small can peaches


The best part about fruit salad is that anything will work and it always tastes good together. We worked together, combined our favorites, and came up with something even better than if we just ate a banana! There’s nothing better!
What is your favorite thing to cook with your kids?


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Terri is a writer and mom of two elementary-aged girls. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for ways to make learning fun. You can find her at Better Than Homework where she shares fun learning activities or Creative Family Fun where she shares art, craft, and family fun ideas.

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