Time: 10 - 15 minutes
- several dozen apples
- sheets of newspaper
- large sturdy cardboard box with the flaps cut off or a barrel
Arrange children in groups of 4 to 6. Give each group 2 to 3 dozen apples and several sheets of newspaper. Explain that stored apples must be free of bruises and blemishes and that smaller apples keep better. First they must sort their fruit to eliminate any unsuitable apples. Next they will tear the newspaper sheets into quarters and use one quarter to wrap each apple. Have them carefully place each wrapped apple into the box or barrel. Let each child have a wrapped apple to take home.