Maybe just a lifehack, but this could be a fun way to get the kids involved in meal/snack preparation. And it's a potentially less messy way to pit cherries.
How to Pit Cherries Without a Pitter - an easy trick + video tutorial! by /healthynibs/
How to Pit Cherries (5 easy ways) by Eating Richly... https://www.facebook.com/cherryfestival #cherryfestival
How to Pit Cherries, Freeze Cherries - Ohio Farm Bureau
The World's Cheapest Cherry Pitter - a simple and amazingly easy way to pit cherries, shown to us by a Door County cherry grower many years ago.
How to Grow a Cherry Tree...nature's candy!
This is so good to know...use cheap dollar store frosting/pastry tip to get pits out of cherries! No fancy expensive tools for me!
How to Pit Cherries Quickly- without a Cherry Stoner!
How to pit cherries without a cherry pitter! This is great if you're just doing a few cherries!
Frozen cherries are a tasty snack and perfect for making smoothies. They also work in baked goods as well as fresh. The first step to freezing cherries is to start with fresh, ripe cherries. Learn how to freeze cherries at home with this guide.