A is for Apple! This has been our most favorite unit so far. From baking, slicing, and learning about the fruits of the spirit! We had so much fun with all of the hands on activities and the wonderful memories we made in the kitchen.
We made apple alphabet jello using apple juice and non-flavor gelatin. We refrigerated the jello in a baking dish and used alphabet cookie cutters. The kids had lots of fun naming the letters and even more fun eating them.
Apple Alphabet Jello Recipe
- 4 cups of Apple Juice
- 4 envelopes of non-flavored gelatin
- Boil 3 cups of apple juice
- Add envelopes of gelatin to 1 cup of cold apple juice, let sit for 1 minute
- Add 3 cups of boiled apple juice and pour in a tray
- Place in fridge until set
We purchased four different types of apples including Granny Smith, Fuji, Jonathan, and Red Delicious. We used the different apples to practice sorting apples by color and size.
One of the fun parts of this unit was all of the baking… yum yum! Our first adventure was making applesauce. Can you believe I have never made homemade applesauce, It is so easy and so delicious! We followed the recipe from the MFW teacher manual, we added cinnamon and stevia for a sweetener. The boys had lots of fun cutting up the apples and preparing the dish. (Please excuse my kinder who is pantless… that’s the beauty of homeschool, pants are optional)!
Another yummy dessert we made was apple crisp. You may be aware the I am following the Trim Healthy Mama plan (you can read more about my journey here), I followed this recipe from Joy in Our Journey for a scrumptious E dessert. This was another huge hit in our house and the kids had so much fun help preparing the apple crisp.
This unit we focused on the fruits of the spirit. I incorporated this Fruit of the Spirit Devotional extra study from Raising Arrows. We also made a Fruit of the Spirit Tree. I created some free printable that you can have your kinder add to a tree made from construction paper.
The last thing we baked (or attempted to) was an apple pie. We attempted to make this THM friendly by using an almond flour crust, this was an epic fail and the pie tasted horrible. But nonetheless we had fun traveling the world while reading How to Make an Apple Pie and see the World by Marjorie Priceman!
Thanks for stopping by and having a slice of apple pie!
“I am the vine: you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” Galatians 5:22-23a