Next week is my LAST WEEK in internship in the elementary school. I've been teaching a social skills class in the emotionally disturbed room all year and we're going to have a little "party" on Tuesday morning for my last class with them. The teacher suggested food, because they always like that, and I mentioned bringing in exotic fruits for them to try. She loved the idea (she's veg too, so we're always talking about veg cooking and stuff), so that's my plan. These kids live VERY sheltered lives and don't ever have the chance to experiment with foods, so I'm hoping it will be fun for them to check out the fruit before its cut (I'm going to bring 1 cut 1 uncut if funding allows) try to guess what it would look like inside and taste like, and then let them try it.
Pursuant to this... I need some kid friendly exotic fruits, and some advice on how to choose them!!
I know I'm going to buy kiwi, mango, lychees (fresh!), starfruit, coconut, a pomegranite if I can find one... and I was thinking things like passionfruit, papaya, uglyfruit, but I don't know how to choose them. Anyone have advice?