CLIFFORD'S CARNIVAL (Episode
Everyone, including Clifford, must work as a team to put on this year's
Fall Carnival, but it doesn't seem fair that Jetta is more of a "boss"
than a team player. Jetta learns the importance of doing your part as
part of a team.
Big Idea: Work Together
These activities use familiar objectsapplesto promote
- science insights
- discovery experiences
Apples to Applesauce: Changing Form
Making applesauce is an easy activity that can reinforce
- understanding sequence
- language skills
- the social skill of taking turns
You will need apples, a large pot, water, cinnamon (if desired), an
electric burner, and a potato masher. Throughout the process, ask questions
about what you are doing. For example, ask
- Where do apples come from?
- How would the applesauce be different if I left the skin on the
- Why is it easier for me to remove the seeds after I cut the apples
Peel, quarter, and seed several apples. While you're peeling, pass
around tasting pieces and use an apple that is cut in half with the
seeds exposed to point out the parts of an apple.
Place the prepared apples in a large pot. Cover with water. Cook the
apples until soft and mushy. Then have the child mash the apples. Eat
With a Group:
You will need plenty of apples. Have the children take turns mashing
Cut one or two apples in half and put them where they can remain undisturbed.
Over the course of several days, allow them to brown, dry out, and shrivel.
Have the child observe them each day and describe how the apples look,
feel, and smell.
With a Group:
Present a variety of apples from various regions of the United States.
Give each child a map of the United States to mark the regions and add
drawings of the apples that come from each region.
Conduct a taste test of the apples. Have each child jot notes about
the flavor and texture of each apple. Then combine the children's observations
in a bulletin board display of a Gourmet's Guide to Apples.