Here are three simple steps to having an apple tasting as a simple and delicious fall activity.
Step One – Plan
Pick a day to have your apple tasting. I like to do ours close to the first day of fall, which is around the 21st of September. To me it’s a fun fall activity to welcome fall. Plan to get your apples a day or two before you have the tasting.
Step Two – Get Apples
You can simply go to your normal grocery store and pick out three to five different kinds of apples. If you want to make it more of a fall activity, you can plan a trip the orchard first. However, that is going above and beyond. So far I’ve kept it simple and just shopped at the store. Let’s not complicate it!
Step Three – Taste Your Apples
Slice them up and place each type on a plate. Point out to your children what the different kinds of apples are. Give each child a plate and let them pick one slice of each kind. Try each kind! Talk about what you like or don’t like about each kind. Is it sweet or tart? Is it soft or crisp? Optional, serve with your favorite caramel sauce.
If you have the time, you can create a chart of your apples and take votes for the different kinds and see which is the most popular. You can then create that into a graph.
Leading up to the tasting, read books about apples or Johnny Appleseed.
I’m sure there are many more activities you can do with this experience. Remember the main thing is to have a fun fall activity to welcome the season!
I truly believe that experiences like this simple fall activity build family culture and connection. And building family culture and connection is dear to my heart. If you want to know more, visit my Family Culture page.