When I saw the baskets of beautiful strawberries at my local farmer's market, I knew exactly what we would make for our Little Cooks with Books activity. Strawberry Freezer Jam! I had never made it and had been wanting to try, so this was the perfect time. I immediately knew which books I would use, as well.
Jamberry was one of Wes's favorite books when he was three years old. He loved it's "sing-song" rhythm and fun rhymes. We read it so much that he knew the rhyming words by heart. This is a perfect book for a preschool read aloud. Be prepared to read it many times!
The Giant Jam Sandwich (Sandpiper Book)is a hilarious book about the people of a town named "Itching Down". When Itching Down becomes invaded by wasps, the townspeople try trapping them in a gigantic strawberry jam sandwich. My children enjoyed the humor and outlandish antics in this book. It's rhyming verse makes it a great read aloud choice.
All three of my children participated in the making of our jam.
Curious Chef® 3 Piece Nylon Knife Set, specifically designed for little chefs.
Ball Plastic 8-Ounce Freezer Jars,which worked perfectly. We kept two and gave the other two jars to our neighbors.
Appropriate objectives for this activity include:
- Washing fruits
Enjoy the Jam!
See you in two weeks with another Little Cooks with Books activity!