A special thank you goes out to Fruttare for sponsoring this post. I am participating in this program as part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network and my family’s love and opinions of the Banana Dolphin Tutorial and Fruttare Fruit Farm Event are that of our own.
This past weekend my family was invited to cover and participate in the Fruttare Fruit Farm located at The Shops at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel Florida. This event included free samples as well as fruit inspired activities for the entire family.
When we arrived representatives from Fruttare were handing out free samples of the frozen fruit bars at the center courtyard. Of course my kiddos jumped right on that opportunity and started enjoying their Strawberry and Mango fruit filled treats. In addition, it was just about time to make Banana Dolphins with Angela Ardolino from Tampabay Parenting Magazine.
To also create a Banana Dolphin, you will need 1 Banana, 3 Blueberries, 1 Strawberry, 2 toothpicks, 1 Knife, as well as Adult Supervision.
To get started Angela provided us all with wipes to sanitize our hands, and passed out a banana to each child. Then, the adults took a knife and cut the bananas in half. Next, we took the knife and cut a thin slit in the steam of the banana to create a dolphin mouth.
Then, the children placed a blueberry in the mouth and we also took a tooth pick and put it through the top of the banana. A blueberry was then placed on each side for the eyes. Finally a strawberry was cut in half and again a toothpick it was inserted at the end. The pieces of the strawberry were attached to look like fins. (Tip: If your child’s bananas are falling over, insert a toothpick between the 2 to stand the up.)
Needless to say, I had to act quickly to take a photo because within seconds my kiddos were pulling out the toothpicks and eating their creations. I can’t complain though, not only were they eating fresh fruit but had also snacked on real fruit while enjoying their Fruttare bars.
After my children finished their fruit, they then played at a nearby playground and then checked out the onsite Strawberry farm as well as a corn hole game. They also managed to snag another sample of the bars.
In addition to creating a Banana Dolphin, the staff was kind enough to send us home with coloring sheets and terracotta pots with seeds to grow strawberry plants at home. My kids can’t wait to get started on that project!
Have you tried Fruttare Bars before? What is your favorite flavor?
Created with sustainably farmed strawberries, coconuts, bananas, and limes Fruttare frozen fruit bars are available in flavors like Strawberry and Milk, Coconut and Milk, Banana and Milk, Mixed Berry and Milk, Mango, Strawberry, Lime, Black Cherry, and Pineapple. Look for these products in your grocer’s frozen food section.
To learn more about Fruttare, visit fruttarefruitbars.com. You can also check them out on Facebook at facebook.com/FruttareUS, Instagram at instagram.com/fruttare, and Twitter at fruttarefruitbars.com.
Fruttare frozen fruit bars are an excellent snack for warm summer days. They definitely helped cool us down that afternoon, and were a delicious as well as satisfying snack.
This was such a neat event for families and I am looking forward to picking up a couple packages of Fruttare as well as making more Banana Dolphins at home.