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Caterpillar Counting Fruit Salad

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Eric Carle is one of today's most well-know and beloved children's book authors, authoring and/or illustrating such classics as Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, The Very Busy Spider (see our Very Busy Spider crafts and recipes here).  The Official Eric Carle Web Site is charming and engaging and definitely worth visiting for parents as much as kids.

Drawing inspiration from this fruit salad recipe found on the on the web site, we created our own version of Caterpillar Fruit Salad using the fruit we had on hand. Using individual fruit cups instead of a large bowl of salad allowed the little hands to do more counting by counting out the fruit pieces for each serving.

Caterpillar Counting Fruit Salad -

 Caterpillar Fruit Salad

To prepare, wash and slice your selected fruit into kid-bite-sized pieces.

For ours we counted into each fruit cup:

  • 5 pieces of Clementine
  • 4 slices of banana
  • 3 grapes
  • 2 pear cubes
  • 1 blueberry

You could top each fruit cup with a dollop of vanilla yogurt and a drizzle of honey.

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