Banana Dolphins in a Sea of Blueberries - #gimmefive

Bananas.  Blueberries.  Grapes. Cups.  (optional)

This is such a fun and easy way to make a fun snack.  Give the kids their own materials to make it or do it for them and serve it as a fun thematic surprise, they'll love it and it is so so easy!

All you have to do is use a marker for the dolphins eyes, cut the banana in half or thirds depending on how big you want that dolphin to be!  If you work on knife skills with the children, they can easily cut the bananas in half if they prepare it with you, however, an adult definitely needs to cut open the tops to put the grapes or blueberries in the dolphins mouth!

What a fun way to celebrate fresh fruits and veggies month!  Join us on our #gimmefive challenge this month.  Serving up fresh fruits and vegetables in new ways for fresh fruits and vegetables month.


Samantha Marshall, M.A.

Samantha is, just like you, excited to make a difference in our community and our world. With a Master of Arts degree in English Literature, you might ask how she found herself building and writing for a website focused on child care. From 1995 through 2001, Samantha started her career working for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors which introduced her to the importance of non-profits, community and quality child care. Her experience with Sponsors, State Officials, and Family Child Care Providers left a great and lasting impression. Later in her career and her most recent position at SAGE Publications, an academic publisher, was as a product manager for a new online resource! During this time many of Samantha's passions collided. A love for the written word, children and the proliferation of knowledge as well as a fascination with the resources the internet gives us, building a community for child care on is the perfect way to make the difference she wanted to. Needless to say, she is very excited to be an active part of creating and building