Monday, September 14
Getting Ready for the Apple Festival
We are eagerly awaiting the local apple festivals in our area. Apple picking has become a family tradition. To get ready for "Apple Day" we began with a small selection from the store, which were used to discover a little more about apples.
First, we compared the apples' appearances: colors, size, shape, differences and similarities. We used our hands to feel the different weights of the apples and guessed which we thought was the heaviest. We used the balance scale to find the heaviest apple.
I cut the apple in half and we found the star shape in each apple half and the seeds. We then tasted pieces of each apple.
Lastly, we made apple prints. Using fabric paint and a large piece of cloth, we dipped the apple halves and slices into the paint and stamped to make prints.
Once we go apple picking we will use the apples to make apple crisp, applesauce, and dehydrate apple slices.