We had an apple tasting!
Kind of like a wine tasting, but with kids and no cheese or olives or fancy crackers. We did have water cups to cleanse our palates.
The kids had so much fun!
My favorite growing up was a Rome apple.
We bought every kind of apple we could find. There are so many apple varieties!
We ended up with 10 plus one from the neighbor’s apple tree. So, 11 apples to taste and compare and graph our findings.
Alex was excited to get started.
Liz helped Alex. He tried most of the apples. I didn’t make him graph anything. He just told us if he liked it or not. And he liked to tell me the colors.
Here is Tori’s completed graph. I see that she didn’t name her favorite or least favorite. She did circle two favorites and X the one she did NOT like.
I sliced the apples into fifths and we discussed fractions. We just read Fraction Apples, so it went well.
We counted seeds.
We discussed color, texture, and taste.
I helped the girls with their graphs by letting them copy mine after we discussed everything.
Alex ate half the Honeycrisp. Overall, that was everyone’s favorite. And the most expensive. He kept staring at it and saying, “I like it!” and biting it. So cute.
We love apples!
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Julie Anne Jordão says
What a lovely lesson!
Eileen Teo says
That is a lovely ideas! I should try it out with my kids too! Thank you for sharing it with us! #Pintorials