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W is for Watermelon | Cooking The Alphabet | Cooking With Toddlers | Kid Recipes | Baby-Led Feeding

Hi, I’m Amber, and I’m cooking the alphabet with my two toddlers! We’re documenting what we cook, and creating a recipe book using Baby Eats The Alphabet so we can look back on these moments.

Today we’re creating Watermelon Puzzles for W is for Watermelon!


This is more of an activity than a recipe, but my kids loved it way more than I even thought they would!


All you need to do is slice a watermelon into circular disks about ½ inch thick. Then grab some cookie cutters and show them how you can cut out a piece of watermelon and then stick it back in, like a puzzle!


What you need:

  1. Ingredients: Watermelon

  2. Tools: Cookie Cutters





Two toddlers use cookie cutters to create watermelon puzzles.
My kids had so much fun with this!

Getting The Kids Cooking:

Set-up tasks your toddler can help with include:

  • Picking out the cookie cutters

Then the fun part comes:

  • Demonstrate cutting a piece and putting it back in so they can see the concept, but then just hand them the cookie cutter and let them go at it! It's okay if they just cut it up without making a puzzle!









Remember to take photos of your little chef cutting, puzzling, and eating!

This was surprisingly fun even for me, and if you’re worried about waste, I ended up taking all of the scraps, and blending them up to make watermelon juice! My kids have only ever had juice one time in their lives, so they were extremely excited about this.


Now that the kids had fun, it's mama's turn!

Let's assemble the W page in our Baby Eats The Alphabet Recipe Book!


What you need:

Of course, we recommend purchasing a Baby Eats The Alphabet kit, which will have everything you need to create your recipe book keepsake (except the photos of your little ones), but honestly, the point is to create a beautiful book of your memories - which you can with: printed photos, paper (we recommend paper at least 8.5" x 8.5" so you can fit a photo plus the recipe!), double-sided tape, any fun embellishments you want like stickers, washi tape, or photo protectors, and something to hold your pages, like binder or scrapbook!


Write your recipe:

Use a small piece of paper to write down the recipe you used, and any memorable notes you want to record (ex. This was one of your favorite ones to do, and you loved trying the juice!).


Pick your photos and lay everything out:

Before applying any tape, I recommend you lay out all of your elements to make sure everything fits and you like how it looks. Once you're happy with it, tape everything down, starting with the bottom layer first! And here's how mine turned out:


I would love to see what you decided to cook and create for W is for Watermelon! Please tag me in your creations @BabyEatsTheAlphabet!

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