The school that my children go to has cracked down on sweets in the classroom, and many parents were up in arms over this decision. I think they felt that kids would miss out on birthday and holiday celebrations without the cookies, candy or cake element. Personally I feel that the kids can still have fun celebrations in their classroom without the sweets. I know my kids get plenty of treats in their life, and I have been determined to come up with fun but healthy alternatives ever since. The students really don’t seem to mind fruit instead of candy, and are just as enthusiastic when it is presented in a fun way. These watermelon hearts that I brought in to my daughter’s class today for Valentine’s Day were a big hit, and SO easy to create. I realized that Watermelon is a great substitute since it is naturally sweet, and can be made into any shape with a cookie cutter. I see watermelon in all sorts of shapes in my future! Happy Valentine’s Day!