When my children were little, I often encouraged them to play with their food! We would make faces, animals, and beautiful landscapes. Then we would make up stories while we consumed them. It was a fun way for them to try new foods, become familiar with different tastes and textures, and develop story-telling skills. There are lessons in everything!
What could be more fun on a spring day than a fruit plate that looks like a tropical island? To make this fun treat, simply cut a banana in half. Then cut each half into small slices. For the palm fronds, peel 4 kiwis and cut them into wedges. Arrange the kiwi wedges around the tops of the banana slices. Finally, peel and separate an orange to create beautiful sand dunes.