Apples! (For folks with little ones.)


This week, the theme at our weekly Centre Hall Library Story Time is APPLES. (The fun begins Monday at 10:30 a.m.). So, I decided to plan a Delicious Apple Week at home. Here are some of my ideas:

1. Make Apple-Scented Play-doh. (Making homemade play-doh is therapy for people of all ages. Truly!) I found the recipe at a blog called Along the Way.

What You Will Need:

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon of cream of tarter
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon of allspice
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of apple juice
  • red food coloring (add until you get desired color)

What You Will Do:

  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a large sauce pan.
  2. Place on medium high heat on the stove
  3. Stir frequently until the dough starts pulling away from the sides of the pan.
  4. Remove from the stove.
  5. Once the dough has cooled enough to handle knead the dough.
  6. Place it in an airtight container.

2. Read our favorite Applicious Books:

Apples to Oregon: Being the (Slightly) True Narrative of How a Brave Pioneer Father Brought Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Grapes, and Cherries (and Children) Across the Plains

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World (Dragonfly Books)

3. Make an Apple Sensory Bin. (So much fun!) I’m gathering all of the items to copy this one from Delightful Learning:

4. Make Apple Sauce, Dried Apple Slices, and Apple Pie. Snag some apples at the Aaronsburg Dutch Fall Festival today and Sunday. You’ll see them piled high around 220 Aaron Square.

5. Visit Way Fruit Farm’s Fall FestivalIt’s this weekend (10/13) and next (10/20).

Do you have any Apple Fun planned this month?

 Enjoy your home,

About Laura

We are one little family and we're on a mission: we want to discover our hometown and share the treasures with you! Just think of all the tractor-pulls, restaurants, farm stands, mom-and-pop shops, and local attractions that we'll enjoy together. We hope that our discoveries and ideas strengthen your family and our hometown Penns Valley, Pennsylvania.
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