Homemade Crock Pot Applesauce

Have you ever made crock pot applesauce with your little ones?   It is super easy, just 4 ingredients: water, sugar, cinnamon, and of course, apples. Homemade applesauce is so good be warned, your family may never eat store bought applesauce again.  

All we did was peel and slice the apples, put all the ingredients inside the crock pot, and let it cook on high for 4 hours.

It was such a great snack, especially this time of year. 

While the entire house smelled like fall, I thought it would be a great treat to read Applesauce Day by Lisa Amstutz and Talitha Shipman.  We practiced sequencing and wrote about how to make applesauce in our applesauce booklet.

It was the perfect picture book to go with our homemade applesauce snack!

The applesauce booklet is from my How to Make Applesauce activities.  Click above to see more!


Brown Bear Brown Bear Activities

Since September 9th is Teddy Bear Day, I decided to create a unit to go along with one of our favorite bear books, "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" by Eric Carle. We started off our unit by celebrating a very special bear day. 

 The day before our special teddy bear day, we made invitations for our teddy bears.  We all brought in our favorite teddy bears!

We made these simple bear headbands to wear all day. 

We used our pocket chart pieces to help us retell the story "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" by Bill Martin, Jr. 

We made teddy bear toast for snack.  Some people use peanut butter, but we decided to use butter and sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top.

We also made a Brown Bear craft to help us sequence the story.

We ended our celebration with a gummy bear science activity.  First, we sorted and graphed gummy bears.  

Then, we made observations about how different liquids affect gummy bears. 

Finally, we ended our week with a family movie night.  We went to the movies to see Christopher Robin, about one of our favorite teddy bears, Winnie the Pooh!