P for Pineapple, papaya, pear . . .

31 Jul

Initially I just wanted to make a Pizza. However there is just such a variety of fruits and vegetable that starts with letter P that I had to use them, at least some of them. Take a peek at the list of fruits that begin with letter P here.

These were our letter P fruits.

Pineapple, papaya, pears, peaches, persimmons and plums

We started of by examining each fruit. We discussed the colour and shape, feel of the skin and of course the smell. I then cut the fruits (except the pineapple) to show DS2 the inside of each one.

Scooping out papaya seeds

The touch and feel activity using papaya seeds are really fun if your child does not mind a little mess. My son is not on of those, so he touched the seeds for a bit and that was it. I was having more fun! The seeds are slippery and mushy when you hold.

Since we had done some seed planting, I wanted to take the opportunity for us to examine the seed of each fruit as well.

Clockwise - plum seed, peach seed, pear seeds, papaya seeds and persimmon seeds

We talked about the size of each seed. DS2 arranged them from big to small. We also discussed about how all of these fruits grew from seeds with the will of Allah. And then came the question about the pineapple. Where are the pineapple seeds? To be honest I had no clue. I then removed the skin of the pineapple so that DS2 could at least see the pineapple eyes.

Pineapple eyes. DS2 did not enjoy looking or touching this

To incorporate all the different fruits, we made fruit kabob.

We skewered the fruit pieces. DS2 glazed them and Papa grilled them.

Letter P fruit kabob

The one letter P fruit that I just could not find was pomegranate. I wanted my son to know that this fruit is mentioned in the Qur’an. Insha-Allah I might make and activity just for Ar-Rum.


Posted by on July 31, 2011 in AlphaFood Venture


2 responses to “P for Pineapple, papaya, pear . . .

  1. ummtafari

    July 31, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    As salaam alaikum Umm Sayang,

    Maashaa Allah, you found a persimmon! Where did you find it? For me, persimmons trigger fond memories of my late grandmother.

    • Umm Sayang

      August 1, 2011 at 12:31 am

      Assalamualaikum Umm Tafari.
      All the fruits were just from our local supermarket. Persimmon and GrandMa . . . would love to hear that one sometime 🙂


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