So, as I said yesterday, we bought a lot of apples. A LOT, and that begs the question, what on earth are we going to DO with all these apples?
Well first, like any good little homeschoolers, we’re going to read lots of related stories. Here’s a few of our faves:
If we get to feeling kinda crafty, there’s the good old apple prints, of course…
… or we could get out our knitting needles and make little jackets for them all. I don’t know why, but they are so darn cute, that I’m thinking, “Why not?”
Click here to get started playing dress up with your poor naked apple.
Or, if we’re feeling REALLY industrious, we could try this
We can just take pictures of our apples. They are very photogenic.
Maybe we could write a poem about the experience of picking the apples. (Does picking them off the pile o’ apples at the grocery store count?)
We could offer them in trade, to possessors of magic and acorns.
We can mummify them.
Or carve faces on them and then shrink them.
We can brush up on your apple history. Everything you ever wanted to know about the history of the apple, from 8,000 BC to now, can be found here
There’s also, of course, a million and one ways to eat them. Family Fun has a pretty amazing compilation of apple recipes here
One particularly fine edible use of them can be found here. Just so you know though, if you click that link, you will gain 10 pounds. I’m not kidding.
Don’t say that I didn’t warn you.
One more warning: This time, a couple of years ago, we got it in our heads that we were going to try all sorts of apple varieties, and that we would use them in muffins, cakes, sauce, cider, jam… etc. We learned that apples, in large quantities, require you to powder your nose every 5 minutes, of you catch my drift.
This is not a homeschool unit I plan on repeating. It was not pretty. Not at all. So take it easy, will ya?