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Toddler Recipes: Fruit Rainbow

Toddler Recipes: Learn about rainbows and make a yummy fruit rainbow.




fruit rainbow cake DESCRIPTION

Learn about the colors of the rainbow and find fruit of similar colors to make a fruit rainbow decorated cake. Great no bake toddler recipe!

MATERIALS

  • Fruit representing each color
  • Sponge Cake (bundt shape)
  • Whip Cream in a tub
  • Free Printable Colored Rainbow Pattern
  • Free Printable Blank Rainbow Pattern
  • Sheet protector (recommended)
  • OTHER MATERIALS

  • Cookie sheet or cutting board to work on
  • Spatula

  • Small Bowls to sort fruit or muffin tin

  • Knife to cut fruit (adult only)
  • Paper towels handy
  • FRUIT SUGGESTIONS

  • RED: Red raspberries, cherries, strawberries, red apples slices, watermelon

  • ORANGE: Orange slices, mandarin oranges, melon, peach slices
  • YELLOW: Bananas, pineapple, star fruit slices
  • GREEN: Green Grapes, Kiwi, Honeydew Melon
  • BLUE: Blueberries
  • VIOLET: Purple Grapes, plums
  • Note: Indigo has been omitted...see educational note below.

    STEPS

    1. Print the colored rainbow and go over the colors with your child.
    2. Print the blank rainbow for older toddlers and let them color in the rainbows.
    3. Discuss what fruit matches each color and make a list or visit a grocery store and find the fruit there. Be sure to bring the rainbow printout.

    4. Purchase bundt sponge cake or make one.
    5. Cut fruit in half or small pieces and separate into small bowls or muffin tins.
    6. Have your child help arrange the bowls in order.

    7. Cut cake in half and place on cutting board or surface to work on.
    8. Using spatula, frost the cake with whipping cream.
    9. Arrange fruit on cake in rows or columns.


    TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS

  • The pneumonic Roy G. Biv is an easy way to remember the colors of the rainbow. Indigo has been omitted in this toddler recipe due to the fact that it is a color not easily distinguishable to the human eye.
  • Read a book or two before you begin this activity
  • Start with the inner or outer ring (Red or purple) or place one of each fruit at one end of the cake. This will help you plan if you need to adjust size of fruit and give your child a guide for what color fruit to place.
  • We found we had to stand a few of the fruit up to fit all the colors.
  • OTHER IDEAS
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    Print out colored rainbow pattern and cut out. Place between two sheets of waxed paper an iron on very low heat. Be sure to put newspaper under while ironing. Some wax will transfer onto iron or newspaper. Make a placemat for your child's lunch! For fun give them some fruit to match the rainbow.



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    EDUCATIONAL NOTE

    The human eye is relatively insensitive to hue changes in the wavelengths between blue and violet, where Isaac Newton defined indigo to be; therefore most people do not distinguish indigo from blue and violet. Due to this, some people feel that indigo should not be regarded as a color, but merely as a hue of blue or violet. Most people still regard it as one of Newton's named colors of the rainbow spectrum along with red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet.






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