Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Juicing Oranges

We juiced oranges! It was a great way to work on fine motor and develop a sense of healthy eating habits. First we rolled the oranges around on the table to loosen up the juice.
Then the children put the pre-cut wedges into the bird shaped lemon squeezer and squeezed. We also measured how much juice we squeeze (about ¼ cup per orange).

Nearby I also set up a little tray with stamper and pad, a. 'o' puncher and a word card with orange written on it to tie into literacy as well (the letter O is on the other side of the M stamp, lol).

The children had this to say:
-This one's hard to squeeze
-Those are peanuts
No they are seeds
I'm pretending they are peanuts then
-Orange juice is good for you!
-I'm squeezing all the juice out.
-This one had a lot of juice
 The end!


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  3. What a great, simple activity. Sounds like the kids enjoyed it!
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