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Thursday, 1 September 2011

Freshly Squeezed Tangelos

One of our families has kindly donated two boxes of delicious tangelos this week, so we thought it would be a great opportunity to introduce the children to squeezing their own juice.

Before we started some of the children decided they wanted to make a sign. It read 'Orange shop. Free juice'.

We were soon ready to open shop. The children cut their own tangelos and squeezed out the juice. The squeezing was really hard work, and required determination and persistence. Some children called on the help of their friends in order to have a extra big attempt at getting out some juice - great team work.

Learning to use real tools and equipment safely helps develop mastery skills.

What great patience everyone demonstrated as they waited  for their turn to juice the tangelos.




Some tangelos didn't quite make it as far at the juicer!

At last it was time for some tasting. Amazingly this was even more popular, and we soon had a huge queue waiting for the freshly squeezed juice. Tangelo juice can be quite sour so we added some water to make it more palatable.

Here are some of the children's thoughts on the juice,
Shinayah "it tastes of yummy oranges"
Kiedis "it's super yum"
Azariah "it tastes like tangelos"
Emma "it tastes a little sour"
Juliet "really yummy, can I have more?"

Our new composter even  benefited from all the tangelo peels.


1 comment:

Molly said...

Yum! I would of loved to try some, I will have to make some soon!