When it comes to snacks for kids, it's tough to compete with sweets. But why not try with these homemade fruit snacks. After school, ask kids to help you make them, and then enjoy eating these nutritious treats together too.  The cleaning experts at MOLLY MAID suggest that this is a good time to teach kids about cleaning up in the kitchen too.

Funky Fruit: Choose two fruits that are about the same size (for example, an apple and orange, or an orange and pear). Slice horizontally into the same number of pieces. Now (here's the fun part): create funky fruits by alternately stacking pieces – one slice apple, one slice orange. Enjoy!

Fruit Kebobs: Wash and assemble different fruit such as grapes, kiwi, pineapple, tangerines and apples. Prepare so they are all the same general size (cut up most of it but leave gapes whole). Thread pieces onto kabob sticks in a colourful pattern. Serve with a yogurt dip.

Fruit Sushi: Slice a banana into thick pieces. Roll up each piece in fruit leather (like Sun-Rype Fruit to Go). Put each one on its side on a plate and top with grated coconut – and call it fruit sushi!

Fruit Pizza: Make your favourite sugar cookie dough. Roll it out into a 'pizza crust' and bake it on a cookie sheet. Cool, then top with a selection of fruit: cut up strawberries, kiwis, banana and whole grapes, raspberries and blueberries. Slice and eat.

Fruit Cones: Put muffin liners into ice cream cones and fill with cut-up pieces of melon, blueberries and kiwi.  Top with a dollop of whipped cream or frozen yogurt.