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  • ​Watermelon
  • Blueberries
  • Star cookie cutter
  • Wooden skewers 

By Barbara Barnes

NSM Founder & Director

These tasks, such as cutting the watermelon and threading the blueberries on the skewers, help preschoolers work on their fine motor skills, while also enjoying a tasty treat! 

These moments spent together will create great memories and lots of tasty recipes that will become a part of your family’s traditions in the kitchen.


Montessori kids are makers and doers. Here at North Star Montessori, we spend time cooking every month. Kids learn valuable kitchen skills like pouring, chopping, mashing, rolling, and cutting. Lot’s of practice in the kitchen helps children to master life skills and increases their self-confidence while also encouraging their independence. And the best part is, they love to try the healthy foods that they use in their creations. 

Cook Up Some Fun

Kids Go Wild for 4th of July Watermelon Wands​​

​North Star Montessori

Preschool & Kindergarten

Cool down this fourth of July with Watermelon Wands! 

Cut ½ to 1 inch rounds of watermelon. Have your child use the cookie cutter to cut out star shapes. Next count out the blueberries together as your child puts them on the wooden skewers.