Optional - Lemon slice - If you'd like to keep the white part of the apple from browning, rub each slice with a slice of lemon. Tastes great too!
Skilly Spark: Let’s talk about turtles! Have you ever seen one? They have a shell that they carry on their back and that they can hide in too! It’s like carrying your house around with you. Whenever they want to, turtles can just bring their head inside and take a nap! Do you think that a turtle has legs? Can you guess how many? They have one, two, three, four! Now let’s see how we can make a turtle for a snack using these grapes and this apple.
Adults, cut the apple in thirds width-wise, with the stem on top. Remove any seeds you find. Now, cut the 10 grapes in half. You can do this prep in advance. Or, show your preschooler how two halves or three thirds make each whole!
Place a round apple slice on the dish, with the white, flat-side of the slice up and the round or stem-side down.
Now let’s give our turtle legs! Ask your little one to put the grape halves with the flat edges down against the sides of the apple where their legs should. 3’s and older can count each leg as they’re placed on the plate.
Now, ask your child to use a grape half to make the turtle’s head and tail.
Let’s give the shell a design. On the top of the apple slice, put the remaining grape halves flat side down to make the shell shine! Ask your kiddo, How many halves fit on your turtle’s shell? Do you need to turn them up or down or even sideways? Show me!
If you choose, dab a bit of nut butter on raisins or craisins to add a cute turtle face. Then, let’s get to snacking!
Keep the fun going
Turtles for you, you and you! Make a turtle for each of your friends or family members, then share them at dinner or lunch.
Let's pretend to be turtles! Crawl around on all fours, poking your head and legs inside and outside of your shell.