Apple Slinky with the Butterflies Friday 28th February

Earlier this week Zai brought along her apple slinky. Many of the children had not witnessed what this little treasure can do. It certainly fascinated them. The children were comparing healthy foods such as the apples to unhealthy choices such as lollipops. Lots of discussions about healthy eating resulted.

So today, Zai brought the apple slinky along again but this time she had an apple for each of the children to put through the slinky themselves and then complete the activity by eating the apple plus the string of curly peel.

Not only was healthy eating discussed, but lots of maths concepts came into the activity. Comparisons of lengths of apple peel curls were made between the children, along with all the munching and crunching. Some children decided they liked to eat the peel separately whilst others said they preferred to eat it on the apple, some made the suggestion that it tasted different off the apple than attached.