In "Creating Home," a Tapestry of Faith program
Children will explore flames by making a healthy fruit salad in the shape of a candle with a flame. Give each child a paper plate. Place a banana half, a ring of pineapple, and a pitted cherry on each child's plate.
Invite the children to center the pineapple ring on the plate, peel the banana, and set the banana flat-end-down in the center of the pineapple ring. Explain that the banana is the candle, and now they will add the red flame by putting the cherry on the pointed end of the banana.
When everyone has finished making a fruit salad, they may eat together. While the children eat, engage them in conversation about how it feels when you make food with friends and family or how it feels to eat a meal with people who love you.
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Last updated on Friday, May 17, 2013.
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