We belong to a co-op preschool, which means about once a month I help out in the classroom. One of responsibilities of the co-op parent is to provide the snack. I usually try to bring in something the kids can make, so this time we did fruit kabobs. I hadn’t really thought through the process, so it was a little disorganized with the first few kids, but once I got things figured out it was a great project. Each child got an orange, with both ends cut, a straw, strawberries and half a banana. For the first group I gave the kids the fruit whole, but I quickly realized having the kids, peel, slice and skewer the fruit was too much, so I cut the fruit and let them focus on the assemble process. I didn’t get any pictures of them assembling the kabobs, as I said I wasn’t organized. Some of the kids put a lot of effort into making the kabobs and tried to make patterns or group all the same fruit together. Others put on one piece of fruit and called it a kabob. Almost all of the kids spent a lot of time just trying to suck the juice out of the orange, I had intended for them to do this at snack time, but a straw is just too much fun.