Apple Activities in Kindergarten and Apple Cooking Activities in Kindergarten: I can’t wait to share with you some yummy apple activities in Kindergarten. I cook a lot with my class! I think it is meaningful, educational, and practical. Most of my students have never been a helper in the kitchen before… and they need to know how to make things themselves. Check out these apple activities for kids and apple activities for preschoolers.
Ideas for Apple Activities in Kindergarten
We begin the week by describing apples. This can be how they look, how they taste, how they feel, and more. This is a great way to work on standards while having fun. You can see my apple chart above with the words my students generated describing words.
Next, we do some apple tasting. I like my students’ sample apple cider, since many of them have had apple juice before.
Then, we sample three types of actual apples. We also graph our favorite type of apple using a chart as I have shown.
Apple Cooking Activities
Additionally, cooking is a great reason to learn how to read, follow directions, and math skills. Here are the apple cooking activities we did in my classroom this year! We had a blast creating and eating these apple recipes! each year we make homemade apple sauce and mini apple pies.
Homemade Apple Sauce as One Apple Activities in Kindergarten
Each year we make homemade apple sauce. here is how. First, we ask students to all bring in an apple. I bring in several extras just in case. You could also ask one parent to bring in a bag if you don’t want to ask everyone to bring in an apple.
You will need apples, a crock pot, cutting tools, sugar, and water.
- Peel and cut up apples. I have this and use this every year to save me so much time and energy.
- Make pieces small. This helps them cook faster.
- Add apple pieces to the crock pot.
- Fill the pot with water so the apples are covered.
- add a cup or more of sugar. I don’t like to make mine too sweet. Depending on the apples you use, you may need a little more sugar.
- Feel free to sprinkle some cinnamon into the mixture if you want to.
- Close the lid and cook as long as possible. Open to stir if needed, but if I open, I take a potato masher and mash the apples.
At the end of the day, or when the apples pop to make a sauce, finish mashing if needed. Then scoop into cups and add a fork or spoon, we only had forks on this day for some reason. Let the apple sauce cool down and then serve it to students.
Apple Pies as Another Apple Activities in Kindergarten
Each year, we make mini apple pies in the classroom, with the help of the lunchroom ovens. You will need baking pans lined with parchment paper, apple pie filling, canned biscuits, forks, butter, and a cinnamon and sugar mix.
- Give each student one biscuit.
- Show them how to stretch it out to make a circle by pinching and pulling.
- We lay the biscuit flat.
- We scoop apple filling into the middle of the biscuit.
- Next, we fold the biscuit over and seal it with a fork.
- We add butter and the cinnamon and sugar mixture to the top.
- We take them to the lunch room and bake them in the ovens according to the biscuit recipe.
- Label the apple pies on the parchment paper by writing the students’ names next to their apple pie. This will help when handing them out to students.
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