Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Creating Home: A Program on Developing a Sense of Home Grounded in Faith for Grades K-1

Alternate Activity 1: Candlestick Fruit Salad

Part of Creating Home

Activity time: 10 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Bananas, pineapple rings, and pitted cherries
  • Bottle of hand sanitizer
  • Paper plates

Preparation for Activity

  • Cut bananas in half.

Description of Activity

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.