(tot school tuesday) healthy fruit popsicle recipe & fine motor skills

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Hey Tot Schoolers! One of my favorite UK bloggers, Lucy of Capture by Lucy, is filling in for me today while I put the finishing touches on the manuscript for my book. She made healthy fruit lollies or popsicles with her kiddos and turned it into a fun fine motor skill activity. Yum, I can’t wait to try her recipe with Logan! Don’t they look gorgeous?!

Healthy Lollies – encouraging fine motor skills





Lolly Moulds

Lolly Sticks (unless your mould comes complete with plastic sticks)

Preparation time:

5 minutes

Freezing time – 4 hours

There are lots of things I am trying to teach my son before he starts school in September. To get him ready for being a big boy at big boy school. One of them is to use a knife and fork. For such a long time I have set the table with a spoon and a fork but now he is almost 4 it’s time to know how to use a knife!

We made these sweet healthy lollies as a way to involve him in a simple recipe and he was very proud of his cutting skills! It’s good hand eye coordination practice and teaches them to take care and be precise. You can also use it as a safety lesson about being very careful with knives!

They wrote on wide lolly sticks which fruit was in which lolly and then we added milk to half of them and yoghurt to the others. There was no need for any added sweeteners!

Leave your lollies in the freezer for 4 hours and enjoy. The kiwi was my favourite.

A delicious way to help with motor skills, growing up skills with a healthy treat as a reward!

It’s such a pleasure to guest post for Vanessa for Tots School Tuesday. I have joined in the link from the start and there are always fantastic ideas for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, so make sure you check out all the posts linked up each week.

I’m Lucy, Mama to 2 small boys living across the pond in the South West of England. I am inspired on a daily basis by the incredible lifestyle craft bloggers in America but See Vanessa Craft is my must read. I hope I will be the first person to order Vanessa’s new book outside the US! Pop over to my blog for more tales of family life, photography and craft in Great Britain. www.capturebylucy.com

Tot School Tuesday Co-host: Kara of Mine for the Making (visit her blog for preschool aged activities)

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2 Responses

  1. I like how she also turned this into a fine motor activity by having her son write on the popsicle sticks.

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