With the Kids

Jango Mango Does the Fandango


How much do you know about mangos? How often do you eat them or cook with them? If you are like me, not very often. But that is about to change. The National Mango Board is launching a new campaign to get the most popular fruit more recognized in America.


This launch includes the new face of mangos, Jango Mango. He is a hip-happenin mango fruit that loves to shake the maracas and do the Fandango. He is getting kids excited about mangos through creative expression. There are crafts, puzzles, maps, music, all to get children and their parents, introduced and excited about Mangos.


I just received a Mango Kit that has all of these great things inside. My kids and I have been exploring the world of mangos. In the kit were 2 mangos ready to explore. We decorated one with the craft supplies provided, a fish named Rango. Then we cut one open and got to eat this exotic fruit, deliciously sweet. There are also some great recipes at Mango.org and some other fun ways for kids to eat mangos. Yum!




Giveaway: The National Mango Board has given me a second Mango Kit to give to a Make and Take reader. Simply leave a comment below and you will be entered in to receive this fun and creative kit. You have until Thursday at midnight mountain time, and the winner will be announced Friday Morning. Yeah. What fun. Have fun exploring and tasting the world’s most popular fruit and leave a comment to win your own mango kit!


  1. Oooooo, fun! How funny they have a mango kit. But whatever works to get the word out, right?! We would love to explore the world of mangos at our house. Sign us up!

  2. mmmm….I think mangos are one of my favorite fruit. I eat them plain, in smoothies, in salsa, salads, whatever. A kit would just be so fun.

  3. Are you kidding me?? How do you know about EVERYTHING!!!!! I want to win the kit- my kiddos would love this!! Sounds fun- I want to come and visit you and learn how to be Marie Martha Stewart!

  4. I love mangos! We ate so many on our honeymoon in Jamaica. I don’t think my son has tried mango yet…hmmm. If I don’t win this contest I’ll have to run out and get some. Thanks for the reminder!

  5. I’ve tried the dried ones from Costco (yum!) but have never bought a fresh one – pick me please!

  6. Gotta love the mangos! My faves are Mango and Black Bean Salsa, Mango Smoothies, and Mango Coconut Rice (mom LeBaron, I’m going to miss going to Airowan in Vancouver)- all three are so YUM!

  7. I don’t know if I like mangos so it would be fun to try them out in creative and fun ways with my kiddos! Thanks!
    Heidi :-)

  8. Hi, Marie. I just went through this delightful blog. How do you find the time? You have more energy than your Aunt Gwen, for sure, but this was a fun read. I will share the site with my kids.

    Love, Gwen

  9. I love mangos….but have never given them to my 4 kiddos!! Yikes! Sign me up for your give-a-way, and maybe my kiddos will enjoy a yummy mango!! :)

  10. I love mangos, especially in Hawaii, they always seem to taste better there, or if someone else has cut them up for me because I can never seem to cut it perfectly! I need a class on mango cutting!

  11. I love a good mango. I espeically love a Thai Mango with sticky rice dessert. It is so yummy! Next time you’re at a Thai restaurant, you have to try it.

  12. Thanks for all the great ideas! I just started reading your blog, and it is my new favorite!

  13. Oh, I love mangos! My friend introduced them to me, and I have been a huge fan ever since. Yummy!

  14. Are you kidding me? We love Mango. Ever tried one on a stick, sprinkled with lime and sea salt? Or how about with coconut syrup and sticky rice?

    Sign us up for the giveaway. Come on Mango.

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