Snacks & Treats

Rainbow Fruit Parfait

Mar 14, 2016

Some projects, like these fun rainbow fruit parfaits, happen every year around this time—for good reason!

They’re colourful and cheery, super simple to make and nutritious too. They make for a delicious breakfast or after-school snack.

A rainbow fruit parfait.

You Will Need:

  • fruit in each colour of the rainbow (the blue, indigo, violet part can get tricky, but just do the best with what you have)
  • freshly whipped cream
  • clear glasses or jars


Preparing rainbow fruit parfaits is very easy!  

First off, wash the fruit, peel it if necessary and chop it into bite size pieces. Remember to get your little ones involved as much as possible! In our house, my daughter works on washing the fruit while I take care of the peeling and chopping. 

You'll Also Love: Rainbow Taste Test

With the fruit ready to go, it’s a great time to review rainbow order (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet). Just for fun, we arranged our fruit in the shape of a rainbow as we talked about the colour order.

A child arranges fruit in a rainbow shape.

Next, give your little one a jar or glass and invite them to layer the fruit up, one colour after the next.  We usually choose to do this working backwards (starting with violet), but either way works.

Now time for a fun finishing touch!  Add a fluffy white whipped cream "cloud" on top and you’re done!

Enjoy eating your rainbow and cloud!

A finished fruit parfait.

Article Author Jen Kossowan
Jen Kossowan

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Jen is a teacher, blogger, and mama to a spirited little lady and a preemie baby boy. She's passionate about play, loves a good DIY project, adores travelling, and can often be found in the kitchen creating recipes that meet her crunchy mama criteria. You can follow Jen on her blog, Mama.Papa.Bubba, and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

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