Kid's Activity: Edible Apple Fun!

by Carol Jordan

Apples -- so beautiful in a fruit bowl and delicious to eat plain. They're also a great fruit for young children to use creating snacks, sandwiches and cooked goodies.

Apple Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1 quart peeled and sliced apples
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt

Directions: Put everything into a large pot and cook until apples are tender. Mash apples with a potato masher or beat with an electric mixer. Add more sugar if necessary and serve cold.

Apple Sandwiches

Ingredients:

  • Apples
  • A variety of "fillings" (peanut butter and bananas; cream cheese and raisins; granola and honey; cheese spread or sliced cheese)

Directions: Slice apples horizontally and top half of them with peanut butter or other filling. Lay the other slices on top of the "filling" so that a sandwich is formed with the filling in the middle.

Apple Honey Grahams

Ingredients:

  • Diced apples
  • Peanut butter or cream cheese
  • Graham crackers
  • Honey (optional)

Directions: Spread each graham cracker with peanut butter or cream cheese (the honey, if used, can be stirred into the peanut butter) and sprinkle apple dices on top.

Carol Jordan is the mother of 2 children. She has been a preschool teacher for 9 years and is working toward a CDA (Child Development Associate) an Early Childhood Education professional credential.

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