We experimented with cantaloupe this morning, but I think our strategy would've worked much better with a (squishier) watermelon.
Mr. Tiny Chef really struggled to get his butter knife through that big cantaloupe and he wasn't in the mood to scoop out all of those seeds (both of these challenges would disappear if we used a watermelon instead).
However, I'm really proud of him for persevering in cutting and pulling the cantaloupe in half all by himself - he tried many different strategies to get it done!
In the end, I scooped most of the seeds and cut the halves into segments (after letting him try first), and he was much happier slicing the segments into bite-sized pieces.
Dr. Kendall Becherer is an author, teacher, photographer, and learning scientist, who loves helping families naturally integrate kids in their everyday activities (such as preparing food).