How To Cut a Watermelon For Kids

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When heading to the beach for the day with kids, we are inevitably found lugging fruit onto to the cutting board and chopping away. Fruit is a fantastic choice for the kids when we’re out in the sun; they are hungry all day and it’s a healthy choice. At the top of the list of my girls’ fruit choice is watermelon! It’s a universal favourite with all their friends and over time I’ve been found brushing sand off watermelon pieces after a child chooses a piece from the container. Finally I’ve found out how to cut a watermelon for kids to easily pick up!

This is super simple and when the watermelon is cut this way, it stores more in the bin and because it’s easier for the little ones to pick up there is less sand dropped onto other pieces.

How To Cut a Watermelon For Kids

how to cut watermelon for kids

Begin by slicing your watermelon in half.

how to cut a watermelon

Turn one half of the watermelon face down on a cutting board and begin making 1-2 inch thick slices. Turn the watermelon 90 degrees and repeat.You’ll have to use one hand to hold the watermelon slices together while making your cuts.

how to cut watermelon slicesThat’s it, you’ve not got watermelon slices which little fingers can easily hold and you can store more within your containers.

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  1. Lynda Cook says

    love this! much easier for us adults to eat too, watermelon sticks never thought of cutting it this way, but I will from now on, thanks for sharing!!

  2. Anne Taylor says

    This is great! I’ve never seen a watermelon cut up this way before, but next time we have one, I’m going to copy you!


  3. says

    I love the way you cut that watermelon up.The kids will have an easier time of earing it than the regular wedges I am used to.Thanks for sharing this great idea!

  4. Charismatic says

    Ok I clicked on this thinking, seriously how hard is it to cut watermelon? That’s so dumb. But then I read it and thought holy cow I’m dumb! That’s the best way to cut watermelon. Humbled.

  5. Julie Wood says

    This is really a great way to cut watermelon! I like that it is small and can be held by the hand and does not need plates and forks. I will have to cut my watermelon like this next time I go to the beach.

  6. kMAR says

    Why, oh, why, were we taught watermelon should be I triangles?!?! I nearly cut off my fingers every time! Watermelon stix are CLEARLY the way to go!! Thanks for the awesome idea!

  7. Yarikza Alexander says

    I am going to cut it now…my kids are teenagers…I figure it will be better to cut it your way…so wish me luck!


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