What a fun way to serve fruit! Rainbow Fruit Skewers are great for any summer party or to serve as a healthy snack for kids or adults.
Fresh seasonal fruit is one of the best things about summer. You can find a variety of fruits, and they’re usually a little less expensive, too. They can be eaten alone, in fruit salads, with whipped topping, in desserts and so many other ways.
My daughter’s birthday is in June, and for her 8th birthday she requested a Rainbow Party. These Rainbow Fruit Skewers were one of the foods we served at her party. Putting fruit on a stick is a great way to get kids to eat more of it.
Assembling the fruit kebobs can also be a fun activity to do with your kids. While putting these skewers together young children are learning patterns, hand eye coordination, motor skills, and a love for healthy eating. It’s a fun learning opportunity! However, be careful of the sharp end of the skewers. If young children are helping, you may want to use some kitchen scissors to snip off the sharp tips. The fruits will still slide on easily without them.
Fruits for Rainbow Fruit Skewers
Select the freshest fruits available for your skewers. Slide them onto wooden skewers in rainbow color order (ROYGBIV). Here are some suggestions for each color:
- RED: strawberries, cherries, raspberries, watermelon
- ORANGE: orange wedges, mango, cantaloupe
- YELLOW: pineapple, banana slices
- GREEN: kiwi, green grapes, honeydew melon
- BLUE: blueberries
- PURPLE: purple grapes, blackberries
Ingredients for Rainbow Fruit Skewers
Remember, you can use any fruits you want. Here are the fruits I used to make mine (this time…I mix them up all the time.)
How to Assemble the Skewers
Wash and pat dry the blueberries, grapes, and strawberries.
Remove the leafy tops of the strawberries and slice them into 1-inch chunks. Peel and cut the kiwi into 1-inch pieces. Peel the clementine and pull the sections apart. Cut pineapple into chunks.
Slide the fruit onto the kebabs in this order: 2 blueberries, a red grape, a green grape, kiwi, pineapple, clementine, strawberry, then top with a marshmallow.
The marshmallow is optional, but I think it’s a fun addition. They are kind of like a little cloud floating at the top of my rainbow.
Serve at a St. Patrick’s Day Party
Rainbow Fruit Skewers would also be great to serve at a St. Patrick’s Day party. You could add gold coins to the bottom of a platter and arrange the skewers together like a rainbow. Gold at the end of your rainbow!
Rainbow Fruit Skewers
- 8 Marshmallows
- 3 Strawberries cut into pieces
- 1 Clementine peeled and separated into wedges
- 8 pieces Pineapple chunks
- 3 Kiwi peeled and cut into chunks
- 8 Green grapes
- 8 Red grapes
- 16 Blueberries
- Wash and pat dry the blueberries, grapes, and strawberries.
- Remove the leafy tops of the strawberries and slice them into 1-inch chunks. Peel and cut the kiwi into 1-inch pieces. Peel the clementine and pull the sections apart. Cut pineapple into chunks.
- Slide the fruit onto the kebabs in this order: 2 blueberries, a red grape, a green grape, kiwi, pineapple, clementine, strawberry, then top with a marshmallow.