Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Apple Tasting

We're starting an apple lapbook based on the book How to Bake an Apple Pie and See the World, and we did our first activity today--an apple tasting.  The boys helped me pick out one of each of 7 different varieties of apples, and today we tasted each one.  We decided whether they were sweet or sour (or neither) and whether or not we liked each one.  The clear favorite was the honeycrisp apple (too bad they're $1.97/lb!!), and the red delicious was definitely the least liked.  Brennan still held out for Granny Smith as his favorite, though I suspect that's because it was his proclaimed favorite before today rather than because it was really his favorite one that he tasted today.  The only one he asked for more of was the honeycrisp!

Then they wanted to plant a couple of apple seeds.  Not sure they'll do too well in this climate, but hey.  What can it hurt, right?

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