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