This is my grandmother's recipe for apple butter. I like to tie it into fall activities with Johnny Appleseed and pioneer studies in my 4th grade classroom.
We make this a 3 day project. The first day we make the applesauce in a crockpot. The second day we add the apple butter ingredients to the crockpot. The third day we sample!
You are guaranteed 2 full days of a great smelling classroom!
This activity can bridge many subjects areas. Plants in science. Nutrition in health. Measurement in math. Following directions. Past traditions in social studies. You will address many of your curriculum standards with this activity.