Rainbow fruit cup snack

Inspired by my assistant, Miss Lauren, who started bringing her lunch in a jar and created a rainbow fruit jar – I thought “Hey, our students would like that too!”

Rainbow Fruit in a Cup

I gathered up some clear plastic cups with lids (donated to me by Panera Bread) and then purchased some fresh fruit for our class rainbow fruit in a cup snack. Our rainbow cups included (approximately)…

  • One red strawberry cut in half
  • Two mandarin orange slices
  • Two small pieces of yellow pineapple
  • Four green grapes
  • Six blueberries
  • Three purple grapes

The rainbow fruit choices were layered from red to purple in the clear plastic cups and the lid was put on top and the cups were set in the refrigerator until snack time the next morning.

Rainbow Fruit in a Cup

Of course, we needed a cloud to go with our rainbow fruit cups so a little popcorn was added on the side.

Rainbow Fruit in a Cup

And the children had the best rainbow fruit cup (and cloud) snack ever!

Rainbow in a Cup Fruit Snack for Preschoolers

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By |2015-03-17T06:00:49+00:00March 17th, 2015|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


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  3. Lanna April 23, 2015 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    What a great idea to have a tasty treat, and learn the colors of he rainbow!! Really cool idea for snack time. Could do an activity during the day with rainbows and then use the snack to reinforce the colors!!

  4. sangeetha menon May 4, 2015 at 9:20 am - Reply

    Rainbow fruit cup is tempting. Hope by presenting like this my fussy eating toddler will at least try to munch on some fruits.

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