Making apple juice from our apple tree

We teachers are grateful for our wonderful natural resources at Patchwork such as the fruit trees and the gardens, which can support an understanding of where food comes from.  The children seem to really enjoy this hands on experience of harvesting produce and then turning it into something delicious!

Making Apple Cider Patchwork School Toddlers

We used a super awesome apple coring and peeling machine.  Everyone was fascinated by this machine, and the way it turned the apple into a spiraling shape. We blended up the apple using the blender, and then poured it into a cheesecloth bag.  Everyone helped to squeeze the juice out into the jug.

Apple Cider Patchwork School Toddlers