Are you looking for an easy Labor Day recipe idea for your kids? These red, white, and blue fruit kabobs make the perfect Labor Day barbecue recipe for your whole family. And they couldn’t be simpler to make.
For some reason, Labor Day seems to sneak up on me every year. It’s probably because it signals an end to summer, so I tend to ignore it in hopes that summer can last forever. And this year is no different. Once again, it took me by surprise and left me little time to come up with red, white, and blue recipes ideas to celebrate.
Thankfully, creating Labor Day recipes that kids will love is pretty easy and really doesn’t have to take much time or preparation. There are so many great red, white, and blue summer foods available that – and you probably already have most of them in your house. So, grab what you have, and I will show you how simple it can be to whip up a batch of these Red, White, and Blue Fruit Kabobs that will have even your pickiest easier excited to try them.
How to make Red, White, and Blue Fruit Kabobs for Labor Day
The key to making the perfect Labor Day recipe is to assemble a variety of red, white, and blue foods. Kabobs make this easy to do since very little prep work is involved. Just assemble ingredients, add to a skewer, and you are done.
For this Labor Day recipe, I used watermelon and raspberries for my red ingredients. However, since we are making fruit kabobs, you can adjust the ingredients any way you’d like using the foods you have on hand. Try using strawberries, red apple slices, or fresh cherries for additional red options.
Even though it isn’t exactly the most nutritious ingredient, I used marshmallows for my white ingredient on these fruit kabobs. If you want to stick to fruit only, you can swap these out with banana slices as well. But knowing my kids, I know using marshmallow pieces will get them more excited about the recipe and more willing to eat the other foods offered too.
My standard ‘go to’ for blue ingredients is almost always blueberries. Especially when it comes to fruit kabobs, because they are so easy to use and already the perfect size. But if you want to switch it up, blackberries can work great here as well.
Red, White, and Blue Recipe Supplies
To make these Labor Day fruit kabobs, all you need are your red, white, and blue ingredients and a skewer along with a star-shaped cookie cutter (if you don’t have this, you can use a knife to carve your watermelon into shapes as well) Now since this is really a simple Labor Day recipe for kids, skewers do work, but you have to be cautious. They are sharp. And I’m sure if you have kids, yours are similar to mine. If I leave them unattended with skewers, they will be sword-fighting quicker than I can even say ‘Labor Day.’ So I’d either make sure you supervise your kids carefully while making and eating these kabobs or if you want your kids to be able to make them on their own, swap the skewers out with paper straws instead.
How to assemble this easy Labor Day recipe for kids
Ok…you have all of your ingredients in order, it’s time to start building your fruit kabobs.
I recommend placing each color in a separate bowl so it is easy for your kids to create patterns as they build out their kabobs.
Now this goes without saying, but before you get started make sure all of the fruit is washed thoroughly. And if little hands will be helping to assemble, make sure those tiny hands are clean too.
I like to start with the most labor-intensive part first, so I start these by cutting my watermelon into stars with my star-shaped cookie cutter.
Once your watermelon is prepped, take your skewer and add your red, white, and blue ingredients in any pattern you wish. Leave about 1 inch at the top to add your watermelon.
Once your skewer is assembled, top it with a watermelon star.
And there you have it! Your Labor Day Fruit Kabobs are ready to enjoy!
Are you looking for an easy Labor Day recipe idea for your
kids? These red, white, and blue fruit kabobs make the perfect Labor Day
barbecue recipe for your whole family. And they couldn’t be simpler to make.
- 1 cup raspberries, fresh
- 1 cup blueberries, fresh
- 1 cup watermelon, sliced
- 1 cup marshmallows
- 8 skewers
- 1 star cookie cutter
Thoroughly wash all fruit
Use star shape cutter to slice watermelon
Place fruit and marshmallows in separate bowls for easy assembly
Using skewers, add red, white and blue ingredients to cover skewer leaving 1 inch at the top.
Top skewer with watermelon star & enjoy.
NOTE: For young children, swap out skewers with paper straws to avoid sharp edges.
If you are planning your Labor Day barbecue last minute, don’t worry! These red, white, and blue fruit kabobs make the perfect kid-friendly recipe and couldn’t be easier to make.