Applesauce Fun!

I thought I would share a few pictures of our applesauce making that we did this past Friday. One of our objectives for our science/social studies curriculum is for our students to understand that resources are used to produce goods. So we use the apple to demonstrate that we must purchase or grow goods to produce a product.

The most awesome purchase I made last week was an apple corer/peeler/slicer! Wow, wow, wow! Making applesauce was a breeze this year! I brought small groups of children over to pick out an apple - red, green, or yellow. I stuck it on the apple corer and within SECONDS the apple was ready to be put into the crock pot! AMAZING!!
Look at the pile of apple peeling!

After we cut the apples, we added the water, the cinnamon, and the sugar. The children who wanted to participate took turns stirring. Then I plugged in the crock pot and let the apples cook for 2 hours. It made our classroom smell delicious!

When the children were in music class, I put the apple mixture into a blender and spooned into small paper cups. When they returned, they taste tested the applesauce. All but 3 loved it! It was cute to hear comments such as "This tastes like real applesauce!"
This is such an easy cooking project to do! I would highly recommend the recipe!

The cute little kid on the recipe card is from!

Peace and blessings,