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Make-Your-Own Kabobs

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Children often like to eat their own creations.

Here are some ideas for children to make their own kabobs. The idea is to have several different ingredients on hand. Children can mix and match the ingredients to make their very own kabobs.


Here are some ideas of foods that you may want to have the children choose from, but you do not have to stick to these foods. Be creative!

  • grapes
  • melon balls
  • canned mandarin oranges
  • pears
  • bananas
  • orange wedges
  • kiwi
  • peaches
  • apples
  • cherry tomatoes
  • cucumber slices
  • green, red, yellow, or orange pepper
  • cheese cubes (different varieties of cheese)
  • cubed chicken breast
  • cubed meat (e.g. kielbasa)


  • Kabob sticks
    Kabob sticks can be sharp. Close supervision of young children is required. As an alternative, you may want to use thin straws


  1. Cut foods into half-inch chunks or wedges

  2. Soak kabob sticks (to soften and prevent splitting)

  3. Have children choose their favourite foods.

  4. Help children thread chosen foods onto a soaked kabob stick

Kabob recipe courtesy of "Full of Beans", Violet Curries and Kay Spicer, Mighton House, 1993

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