Fruit cars (1 - 2 year olds)

Creating cars with snack time is a great way to engage your children in an activity - with the added benefit of getting in those vital fruits and veggies!

Home Learning

You will need

  • apple slices
  • banana
  • a plastic knife
  • toothpicks

What to do

To begin, cut the apple in half from top to bottom. Take each half and cut it into thirds, using the middle piece as the body of your car. Encourage your child to peel and cut the banana into slices. Demonstrate how to put the toothpick through the apple slice, and allow your child to attach the banana slices to the apple as a wheel. Encourage your child to play with the car on their plate, showing them how the “wheels” turn!

See the video below.

Helpful tip : If you don’t have these fruits on hand, feel free to use any other fruits/veggies such as cucumber, tomatoes, carrots, grapes!

Apple slice with toothpicks through it

Fruit car made of apple and banana

Learning outcomes

  • Creativity and imagination
  • Fine motor development
  • Sensory development; exploring various materials
  • Introduction to a healthy, balanced, diet

Key words

  • Apple
  • Banana
  • Car
  • Wheels

Discuss with your child

  • What does a car look like?
  • Can you turn the wheels?
  • Let’s drive your car!

Video Resource

Watch Ms Torey make fruit cars in the video: