Remove cherry pits before you serve a bowl of cherries and you won’t have to worry about your kids chocking on the pits–or spitting them out at their siblings.
First, wash the cherries. Use a narrow-necked bottle, like a wine bottle or an old-fashioned soda bottle. If the cherry has the stem attached, place the stem in the bottle opening. Then, using a lollipop stick, poke the pit out. You can also use a straw, a chopstick, or a stir-stick. The seeds will fall into the bottle, so you don’t have to worry about the kids or Fido eating them.