Stars & Stripes

Make a refreshing watermelon snack this 4th of July using a star cookie cutter and red, white and blue foods. 

What You Need: 

  • Watermelon 
  • Yogurt 
  • Blueberries 
  • Knife & cutting board 
  • Star cookie cutter 
  • Spoon or spatula 

What You Do: 

  1. Wash your hands and blueberries then cut a slice of watermelon about one inch thick. 
  2. Press the cookie cutter into the watermelon and remove the excess. 
  3. Spread a thin layer of yogurt on the top of the watermelon star. 
  4. Add the blueberries (or any other topping you’d like) and enjoy! 

Words to Use: 

  • MyPlate: Nutrition guidelines for healthy eating. 
  • Shape: The form that something has, for example, round, square, triangular. 

What to Talk About: 

  • Make shapes with your blueberries. Talk about each shape’s attributes. 
  • How many blueberries do you think will fit on your watermelon piece? Estimate. 

Change It Up: 

  • Use any melon as the base and any fruit for toppings. 
  • Don’t have a cookie cutter? Just cut the melon into slices. 
  • Mix it up for a party – add sprinkles for a sweet treat. 

Learning Connections:  

  • Creativity 
  • Curiosity 
  • Imagination 
  • Fine Motor Development 
  • Using Tools 

Curriculum Connections:
NC Standard Course of Study 

  • Math NC.K.G.1, NC.K.G.2, NC.1.G.1, NC.2.G.1, NC.3.G.1 

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