Thursday, February 23, 2012
Jamberry Jam: Montessori Style Cooking
The first activity was plucking the leaves from the strawberries:
Next, the girls transferred blueberries into their containers:
A pouring activity followed - the girls emptied the large water cup into their bowls without a spill:
Next, the plastic knives came out and we cut the strawberries into smaller pieces (I'm happy to say no fingers were harmed in this exercise by my knife-wielding toddlers):
The result was basically a berry compote with a bit of jelly consistency. Both girls tried it at dinner (even picky E). Unfortunately the jello added a texture that they were not used to and even L who eats everything tried it and then told me it was 'weird'. Now there's a tupperware container full of "jam" that my husband and I will have to finish. Oh well - it's the process that counts, right?
Update: after some time chilling in the fridge, the jam turned out delicious! I ate it all by myself over the course of three days in yogurt parfait - YUM!