Science Rocks

Banana Roll-Up

Ideal for Preschool/Pre-K, School-Age

A family cooks together in their kitchen

This activity promotes development and learning by encouraging children to:

  • Make healthy food choices.
  • Understand the characteristics and benefits of nutritious foods.

Materials Needed:

  • A banana
  • Peanut butter or alternative
  • Tortilla or flat piece of bread
  • A cup
  • A knife
  • OPTIONAL - Raisins or chocolate chips


  1. Wash your hands.
  2. If using a flat piece of bread, cut off the crust and use your cup to roll and flatten your piece.
  3. Spread peanut butter on your piece of bread.
  4. OPTIONAL - Sprinkle raisins or chocolate chips.
  5. Place your banana in the middle of your bread square and roll it up.
  6. Use a knife to cut your banana roll-ups into pieces.

Extension – Use chopsticks to pick up and eat your banana roll-up like sushi.

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