Scrummy Summery Skewers

Scrummy Summery Skewers

  • 30
  • 60


  • Stay Independent
  • Bring Joy
  • Time Together

What you need

  1. A variety of fruits, cut into bite-sized pieces. Such as:
  • Melon
  • Strawberries
  • Bananas
  • Grapes
  • Raspberries
  • Kiwis
  • Pineapples
  • Clementines

2. Skewers (sharp ends removed)

3. Melted chocolate


Not only does this tasty activity nurture independence, it also encourages healthy eating (if you ignore the chocolate and marshmallows!) Everyone can enjoy the colourful fruit – picking the pieces they like best – then have a go at threading them onto the skewers and dunking them in delicious melted chocolate. It’s empowering for people with dementia to make their own snack; instead of simply eating what they’re given.

Once the skewers are finished, enjoy them together in the garden, as an afternoon snack.

Top tip

Make them extra scrumptious and add marshmallows?

The Activity

  1. Invite each person to choose six pieces of fruit they’d like to try
  2. Depending on their dexterity, they can either put the fruit on the skewer themselves or you can do it for them
  3. Place each skewer on a plate and encourage everyone to either drizzle the melted chocolate over the skewers
  4. Put the plates of fruit skewers into the fridge to chill
  5. Enjoy the skewers once the chocolate has set