Since apples have been in season for a while, I wanted to take advantage of them being in season and make some homemade applesauce – Montessori style.
We’ve been practicing cutting with a knife as well as practicing peeling apples with our Pampered Chef apple peeler/corer/slicer. Today, I combined these skills so he could make some applesauce.
We uses this recipe to make the applesauce. It was super easy to make, and Aikman needed very little help. I can see other little ones making this in a typical Montessori classroom – down to carrying it over to the crockpot and serving others their snack!
As for practical life, he peeled and cut the apples. He measured the ingredients, stirred everything together, and then with a little help from mom… put the quite full container into the crockpot.
It cooked for 3 hours on high, and then we had this…
Wanna talk more about apples? Here’s some ideas…
Make an apple mosaic (photo credit: The K Crew)
Parts of an apple printable
Study Johnny Appleseed.
… and a plethora of other apple ideas at Living Montessori Now.
What other snacks do your kids make?