Quality Time Activities

Most of us would like to spend more time with our kids; but with all the demands on our time- school, work, friends, after-school activities- it may seem like we're constantly driving from activity to activity with no real time to connect with our loved ones.

Each month, the Family Focus section will feature a new activity that you can try out with your kids. These activities are designed to encourage you to spend quality time with your kids and to open up the lines of communication. The activities will also help to reinforce those important character traits and build your child's self-esteem.

April Activity - Banana Split Bites

What you'll need:

  • 3 bananas
  • ¼ lb. cored pineapples
  • 6 strawberries
  • 1 cup dipping chocolate
  • ¼ cup chopped peanuts
  • 12 skewers (or popsicle sticks)


  1. Cut strawberries in half
  2. Cut equal sizes of pineapple and banana
  3. Place pineapple, banana, and strawberry on popsicle stick
  4. Place in freezer for 10 minutes
  5. Line a tray with parchment paper
  6. Place chopped nuts in a small plate for dipping
  7. Microwave chocolate for 30 seconds or until fully melted
  8. Dip cold fruit in chocolate, then into nuts
  9. Place on tray and let cool
  10. Enjoy!

Source: http://www.lifeloveliz.com/2015/05/04/banana-split-bites/#_a5y_p=4521193