Fun fruity snacks for kids

Early childhood services

Fruit is a delicious, healthy and easy snack to prepare. Try these fresh, warm and frozen ideas for children in your service.

Two young children eating fruit from coloured plates

Fruit is a delicious, healthy and easy snack to prepare. Try these fresh, warm and frozen ideas for children in your service.

Children usually love fruit, and these ideas will help you present fruit in a way that is fun and interesting.

Fresh ideas

  • Fresh fruit platter

    Jazz up your fruit platter with colourful fruits cut into fun shapes (e.g. cubes, strips, stars, apple slinkies). Serve with yoghurt, cheese cubes or cream cheese.

  • Fruit salad

    Mix brightly coloured fruit in colourful plastic bowls and serve. Freeze any leftovers and serve as a delicious frozen snack on a warm day.

  • Fresh berries

    Serve with yoghurt or cream cheese, yoghurt, cheese cubes or cream cheese.

  • Fruity cones

    Chop colourful fresh fruit and serve in plain cones.

  • Traffic lights

    Thread kiwifruit, watermelon and pineapple pieces onto icy pole sticks to make colourful patterns.

  • Dried fruity bags

    Mix dried fruit in colourful bags, add cherry tomatoes and chopped cheese slices – a great idea for an outdoor picnic.

  • Fruit smoothies

    Mix fresh or frozen fruit in a blender with milk and yoghurt. You can use any fresh seasonal fruit or leftover fruit from the fridge or freezer.

Warm delights

  • Fruity crumble

    Use your choice of fruit to make a healthy crumble.

  • Stewed fruit

    Try apples, peaches, pears and apricots served with custard or yoghurt.

  • Warm pears

    Place peeled pear halves into an ovenproof dish, pour some 100% fruit juice over them and bake until tender (approximately 25 minutes). Serve with fruit muesli and a dollop of yoghurt.

Frozen treats

  • UFOs

    Drain tinned pineapple rings, wrap in plastic wrap and freeze before serving.

  • Fruit slushies

    Make a cool treat by blending fruit with ice and a little water.

  • Iced fruit delights

    Place sliced banana, pineapple and strawberries in a small plastic cup and cover with 100% fruit juice. Place paddle pop sticks in the middle of each cup and freeze to make icy poles.

  • Watermelon wedges

    Wrap sliced watermelon wedges in plastic wrap and freeze before serving.

  • Frozen fruit cubes

    Chop fresh fruit (e.g. peeled orange or mandarin segments, grapes, bananas), wrap in plastic wrap, then freeze and serve on a warm day.

  • Strawberry alohas

    Thread hulled strawberries onto paddle pop sticks and serve fresh or frozen.

  • Banana bubbles

    Thread peeled banana chunks onto paddle pop sticks, dip in yoghurt or custard and roll in rice bubbles. Serve fresh or frozen.

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Written and reviewed by dietitians and nutritionists at Nutrition Australia, with support from the Victorian Government.

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