4 Fun Ways to Prep Watermelon for Kids to Eat

As with most other foods, the more creative you are when you prep watermelon for kids to eat, the more likely they are to try it!  If your toddler is picky when it comes to eating fruit (I mean, they do come in all sorts of funny textures toddlers aren’t used to yet), many moms have luck with watermelon. Watermelon is a fun, refreshing, and hydrating summer fruit that your kids can enjoy while satisfying their sweet tooth. Here are 4 fun ways to prep watermelon for kids to try:

1. Use an Ice Cream Scoop to Make “Watermelon Balls”

A super easy-way to mix up how you’re serving watermelon to kids is to use an ice cream scoop and just scoop melon balls for kids to eat as a finger food. It’s outside the box, fast, and easy!

4 Fun Ways to Prep Watermelon for Kids

2. Cut the Watermelon with a Cookie Cutter

You can use cookie cutters to cut all sorts of fun shapes for your kids to play with and (hopefully) eat. You can get even more creative and get them to eat the slice of watermelon you used to cut the shape out of by filling it with other fruit, like strawberries and blueberries. Not only will your kids love eating watermelon cut into shapes, it makes a really cute way to garnish cocktails and fruit salads!

4 Fun Ways to Prep Watermelon for Kids to Eat

3. Cut the Watermelon into Easy-to-Hold Wedges.

Wedges are a classic serving option for a reason. They are easy to eat and easy for pudgy little toddler hands to hold onto. Add more flavor by drizzling balsamic glaze onto the watermelon wedges. You could also sprinkle some lime or lemon zest, chili, or even salt to add more flavor.

4 Fun Ways to Prep Watermelon for Kids

4. Make Watermelon Popsicles and Smoothies.

Take the watermelon wedges up a notch by serving them on popsicle sticks. Kids love popsicles and it can have the same enticement without the guilt. Use a sharp knife to cut a slice into each wedge just big enough to push a popsicle stick through. You can then freeze them on wax paper or serve them fresh. (Here’s another super easy frozen toddler snack to try!) You can also use the watermelon in fruit smoothies. Don’t forget to use one of the fun shapes as a garnish!

Do you know any other tricks to get your toddlers to eat watermelon? I have learned seedless is the way to go with my daughter, so you can try picking up a seedless watermelon if your toddler is notoriously picky. I have had success with all four ways to prep watermelon for my two-year-old!

PS – If mommy needs a break, try this delicious and easy watermelon margarita recipe to use up those watermelon leftovers!

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