INSPIRATIONS - Apples
A tasty seasonal delight and much more...
- Age Range All Ages
- Duration 1 - 2 Hours
- Location Anywhere
- Season Autumn
- Time of Day Anytime
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Consider the environmental impact of preparing, carrying out & completing this activity. Could this impact be reduced? Specific considerations for this activity could include:
- seek land owners permission
- compost rotten apples
Health & Safety Considerations
Follow your usual operating procedures and carry out appropriate risk benefit assessments.
Some considerations particular to this activity include:
- wash apples before eating
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Working together to collect apples is great fun. Sometimes windfalls are still okay to eat.
Counting & sorting
Once you have picked the apples you can count them and sort them. Are they different varieties/colours/shapes?
Apple peeling machine
It’s so much fun to use this tool that turns an apple into a spiral apple and has the option to take the skin off too. It is a really fun way to eat an apple!
Cut up pieces of apple and toast them like marshmallows, dip them in sugar for an extra sweet caramelised treat.
Try filling an apple with tasty ingredients and bake it on a campfire.
- blackberry and apple jam
- apple crumble
- simply stewed - great with an autumn morning porridge (you can stew eating apples - they keep their shape and don’t mush like cookers)
Using magnifiers, have a really close look at the skin, pips and the details when an apple is cut in half. Observe the changes as the apple discolours.
Compost your windfalls or use them as a seasonal ingredient for your mud kitchen!
Oak apples/oak gall
Look out for oak apples; they look like little crab apples but the oak leaves help you with identifying it as an oak apple.
If you want to use an oak apple try out the making ink activity.
Disclaimer: Muddy Faces cannot take any responsibility for accidents or damage that occurs as a result of following this activity.You are responsible for making sure the activity is conducted safely.