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BANANA DOLPHIN TUTORIAL & FUN IN THE SUN AT THE FRUTTARE FRUIT FARM

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BANANA DOLPHIN TUTORIAL

A special thanks to the Mom It Forward Blogger Network and Fruttare for inviting me to attend the Fruttare Fruit Farm event this past weekend and sponsoring this post! I had so much fun, got to taste some super delicious Fruttare frozen fruit bars, and learn how to make these adorable banana dolphins!

 

FUN IN THE SUN WITH FRUTTARE FRUIT BARS

 

The family friendly event was held at The Shoppes At Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel, Florida and there were all kinds of fun activities for the entire family.

 

FUN IN THE SUN WITH FRUTTARE FRUIT BARS

 

What I really loved about the event was that each activity inspired kids with fun ways to incorporate fresh fruit into their lives.

 

FUN IN THE SUN WITH FRUTTARE FRUIT BARS

 

And that’s what Fruttare frozen fruit bars, made with REAL fruit, is all about!

 

FUN IN THE SUN WITH FRUTTARE FRUIT BARS

 

I had the opportunity to try Fruttare‘s strawberry and mango flavors, and on this sweltering Florida afternoon they were not only delicious, but the chunks of real fruit were so refreshing.

 

FUN IN THE SUN WITH FRUTTARE FRUIT BARS

 

Activities at the Fruttare Fresh Fruit Farm included a station for kids to decorate terra cotta pots and then plant strawberries to take home and watch grow.

 

FUN IN THE SUN WITH FRUTTARE FRUIT BARS

 

Did you know that Fruttare sources only sustainably farmed strawberries, coconuts, bananas and limes?

The event also included a fruit coloring station…

 

FUN IN THE SUN WITH FRUTTARE FRUIT BARS

 

And a Fruttare bean bag toss…

 

FUN IN THE SUN WITH FRUTTARE FRUIT BARS

 

But my favorite activity, other than the I get to eat yummy frozen fruit bars activity, was the Banana Dolphin station!

 

FUN IN THE SUN WITH FRUTTARE FRUIT BARS

 

Making a banana dolphin is fun, simple and something kids love to make. And not only are the banana dolphins delicious, they’re a great way to get kids eating real fruit.

Here is what you need:

  • 1 banana
  • 2 blueberries
  • Handful of strawberries
  • A knife
  • A marker or permanent pen
  • Toothpicks

Instructions (an adult should handle cutting the fruit for this activity):

  • Start by cutting the banana in half. Keep the stem, as this will make the dolphin’s nose and mouth
  • Carefully cut the stem in half. Instead of cutting in the middle of the stem, cut from one side and go inward
  • Next, attach the blueberries as eyes with toothpicks
  • Cut some of the strawberries into smaller pieces. Put a small piece of the strawberry into the wedged open “mouth” of the dolphin created by the cut stem. The dolphin should be able to stand up on its own on the flat bottom you cut in step one
  • Cut the rest of the banana and strawberries to surround the dolphin with waves of these delicious fruits

And there you have it, easy and fun banana dolphins!

FUN IN THE SUN WITH FRUTTARE FRUIT BARS

 

For the best tasting fruit that comes from places we know and trust, have a Fruttare brand frozen fruit bar. They come in nine delicious and refreshing flavors including:
o   Strawberry and Milk
o   Coconut and Milk
o   Banana and Milk
o   Mixed Berry and Milk
o   Mango
o   Strawberry
o   Lime
o   Black Cherry
o   Pineapple

FUN IN THE SUN WITH FRUTTARE FRUIT BARS

 

To learn more about Fruttare Frozen Fruit Bars, visit http://www.fruttarefruitbars.com and follow Fruttare on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!

 

FUN IN THE SUN WITH FRUTTARE FRUIT BARS

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17 Comments on BANANA DOLPHIN TUTORIAL & FUN IN THE SUN AT THE FRUTTARE FRUIT FARM

  1. Jeannette
    July 22, 2015 at 7:32 am (2 years ago)

    We love Fruttare and how cute are those banana dolphins! It looks like you had quite an amazing (and tasty) day!

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  2. Megan Elford
    July 22, 2015 at 8:48 am (2 years ago)

    I love the banana dolphin – it’s so cute! My kids would really get a kick out of that. Any way to get more fruit into them is a good thing!

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  3. Wendy
    July 22, 2015 at 5:44 pm (2 years ago)

    These are so cute! What a great event! Looks like a lot of fun was had by all. Love Fruttare bars. Especially the Lime and Black Cherry

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  4. Amanda
    July 22, 2015 at 6:16 pm (2 years ago)

    My boys absolutely LOVE dolphins and call bananas “dolphin bananas” so I totally use this crafty snack all of the time. So healthy and adorable–and easy to make, too!

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  5. Jaime Nicole
    July 22, 2015 at 10:18 pm (2 years ago)

    This is such a fun and creative project. My kids would love to have some fun with your ideas – it looks like a delicious way to exercise some creativity together.

    Reply
  6. Dogvills
    July 22, 2015 at 10:37 pm (2 years ago)

    That dolphin is so cute. This looks like a very fun event. We haven’t tried Fruttare Frozen Fruit Bars. They look yummy!

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  7. CourtneyLynne
    July 22, 2015 at 11:10 pm (2 years ago)

    Omg what a cute idea!!! My daughter eats bananas all the time. I should have her make a Dolphins! She would totally get a kick out of it!

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  8. Echo
    July 22, 2015 at 11:50 pm (2 years ago)

    I love fresh fruit popsicles and man, is that fruit dolphin cute! Thank you for sharing this event!

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  9. Angie
    July 23, 2015 at 12:07 am (2 years ago)

    What a great event! It’s so important to teach kids about real food! I haven’t heard of this brand but I’ll be in the lookout!

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  10. addi ganley
    July 23, 2015 at 12:21 am (2 years ago)

    Those banana dolphins are just too cute. I know my kids would really enjoy making and eating them!

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  11. Jacob Fu
    July 23, 2015 at 2:02 am (2 years ago)

    That looks like such a fun event! I love the banana dolphins. I need to play with my food more often :)

    Reply
  12. Ron
    July 23, 2015 at 11:33 am (1 year ago)

    What a fun, truly informative event. Love that DIY idea too!

    Reply
  13. Rosey
    July 23, 2015 at 6:04 pm (1 year ago)

    I saw the dolphin on Facebook or Instagram and thought it was so cute. The fruit bars look good too.

    Reply
  14. Michelle
    July 23, 2015 at 7:03 pm (1 year ago)

    I don’t eat enough fruit even though I know it’s so good for you. These Fruttare frozen fruit bars look delicious though!

    Reply
  15. Miranda (Myrabev)
    July 24, 2015 at 4:05 pm (1 year ago)

    I need to buy some fruits, there look delicious. I love frozen fruit bars

    Reply
  16. Chantal
    July 27, 2015 at 11:11 am (1 year ago)

    Wow the banana dolphins are such a cute idea, any kid would love these for sure!

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  17. Valerie
    July 30, 2015 at 5:51 pm (1 year ago)

    These are so cute! The banana dolphins are sure to be a huge hit with kids and in kid’s lunches! Great idea!

    Reply

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