My son, wearing his Chef Jeffy apron, took his Kiddie Cuisine cooking rec class way too seriously. The newspaper clipping reports the children were pasting paper feathers onto apples with honey to make "edible turkeys".  How do you spell "insanity"? 

My current bushel basket of preschoolers is learning about apples. The kids could probably stick on paper feathers just with nose goobies--no honey required. Security and privacy concerns always keep me from posting the hilarious class photos of students counting, washing, and coring apples for our crockpot applesauce. The recipe is ridiculously easy:
  • Six big apples cored and sliced
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 1-2 cups of apple juice

Put all in crockpot.  Cook on high four hours. Send through a food mill and add a tiny bit of cinnamon. Chill. Feed the apple cores to the earthworms in the class vermicompost bin, but not the lemon rind.  Worms don't like citrus.
Aa apple:  Golden delicious books

We are sharing apple books in the preschool class because our big grandparent project theme is all about apples. We can slice an apple vertically or horizontally and see different shapes.  Books can slice the story of apples into many concepts for young children. When the preschoolers are ready to mail their grandparent project, they put stamps on envelopes and meet the letter carrier. They are so proud of their efforts!

Children like to hear the same story read aloud many times. Here are our favorites:

  1. Apple Farmer Annie, by Monica Wellington
  2. Apple Pie Tree, by Zoe Hall
  3. Ten Red Apples, by Pat Hutchins
  4. Apples & Oranges:  Going Bananas with Pairs, by Sara Pinto
  5. How To Make and Apple Pie and See the World, by Marjorie Priceman
  6. Ten Apples Up On Top!, by Dr. Seuss
© 2013 Nancy L. Ruder

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