There are some units for preschool that are ubiquitous, whether it is homeschool preschool or at a public school. One of those units is an apple unit, and that means, of course, you are going to make apple sauce with the kids. So, here’s how to make apple sauce with preschoolers.
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Ingredients to make applesauce with preschoolers
- 5 granny smith apples peeled and sliced fairly thin
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
How to make applesauce with preschoolers
We read the book Apple Farmer Annie, and the kids immediately seized on the idea of making every apple recipe in the book. So, we did, not quite, but pretty close.
First, we made applesauce.
First we peeled, sliced, cored, and generally made a mess with the apples. While we did this we talked about how we don’t want the peel because it makes for bad applesauce, this amused the kids to no end.
I’m also going to say using the apple peeler/corer/slicer made this entire project a breeze. I mean, my three-year-old was doing that step, after I put the apple onto the prongs. That part I didn’t have the preschoolers do, go figure. The one in the picture is from Pampered Chef, but I linked it to a similar one on Amazon.
Then they got to break the apples into little pieces. You need a knight’s helmet to do this properly. Oh, and really she does have clothes, it’s just if it gets wet or dirty she strips as soon as you blink your eye.
Future Ticia 2020 here, why do all preschoolers do that? My niece is doing that now.
Future Ticia 2020, that niece has outgrown that phase, but her younger sister…
Now add in everything else and let it simmer on the stove for about 10 minutes or so, just until the apples are good and mushy. Then stick your apple mush in a blender or something else similar and you have applesauce.
Let cool for a few minutes and then enjoy! This makes a fair amount, so it’s good for a couple of snacks.
Coming soon: Apple cake, the next recipe we made (Future Ticia 2020, apparently I didn’t write that recipe until 3 years later, which is funny because it’s one of our FAVORITES!). Hey, if I did all of the apple recipes in one post this would be a REALLY long post.