We use bananas a lot when we bake, make smooties, or just in snacks. Often we choose recipes that require a mashed banana. Depending on the ripeness of a banana, sometimes they are too hard for little hands to mask with a for, and perhap they just don't want to use their hands (and get all messy) to mash with.
Here's a great way for little hands to mush up a banana without all the mess.
With the banana still in the peel, gentle squeeze all around the skin (not too hard or it will pop before you are ready).
When you think it is smushed enough, open it and scoop out your squashed banana. Again, here's our favorite mashed banana recipe.