Watermelon is a favourite fruit in our house. My kids can go through a whole one in a day. That said, you can imagine the excitement when the National Watermelon Promotion Board sent along a watermelon with some great watermelon teat ideas. To be honest I didn’t even realize there was such as thing as the National Watermelon Promotion Board until I came across their site while looking for watermelon carvings (an idea we talked about when hosting a tiki party).
We’ve always loved watermelon. It’s inexpensive and a tasty treat my kids love. It also consists of 92 percent water which makes it a great way to keep the kids hydrated. I was also surprised to read that watermelon is a great source of Vitamin C, Thiamine (vitamin B1), vitamin B6 and vitamin A. And here I just thought it was a tasty fruit.
Usually when we have watermelon we just slice it up and eat it but the National Watermelon Promotion Board has some unique snack ideas, like Watermelon Popsicles, or Snow Capped Watermelon Mountains and loads of other ideas for kids. They even have some tasty drink ideas, like the Watermelon Martini, which I had at Martha Stewart’s Blogger Night Out Cocktail party in New York City. Delicious!
Well who doesn’t love a banana split so my 8-year old took a turn in the kitchen to make one of these Watermelon Banana Splits for herself and her younger siblings.
These were a big hit and there was lots of watermelon leftover to try something else.