Saturday, February 5, 2011

And I'm Still Giving

Oh, I'll admit it...I am againreally excited to be playing Saturday Scavenger Shots. All kudos to Tara for suggesting we could give this another go! This week's word, chosen by Yours Truly is JAR. I'm also going to admit that when I chose it, I had something definite in mind, as I knew what I would be doing today :-) Let me see if I can JAR you into little ooohhhhs of astonishment at the marvel I am about to show you.

Did you know, that you can make your own butter...in a JAR?

 Simply add a couple of tablespoons of whipping cream to your empty baby food JAR.  
Put the lid on!  :-)  Give it a shake for about 10 minutes or so.  
Today, the kids are going to do that during the first part of my Laura Ingalls Wilder program!

After 10 minutes, take a look!  You will see that a little lump of butter has formed in your JAR!
Since we aren't salting it or anything, it doesn't actually have much flavor, but it is very fresh and nice.

 Okay...this has nothing to do with JARs, but I wanted to show you how nice your little bit of butter looks on a cracker.  Yum yum!

Here are a bunch of JARs I have ready for the program.  I hope the little pioneers enjoy themselves today!  In addition to making butter, we are going to play some games, do some crafts, and have some snacks that we did not create ourselves.  Wish us all luck.

I hope you have enjoyed my presentation of the theme - JAR.  I cannot wait to see yours :-)  For next week, I would like to tag one of my favorite bloggers.  He has a great sense of humor and he's a delightful dad.  So... take it away 3GirlKnight over at By God's Good Grace!

9 comments:

Tara said...

Oh how cool!! I did not know that you could make butter that way. You've jarred by curiosity! :)

That cracker does look good with that dab of butter on it. Hmm, I'll have to try it that way!

The kids are going to have fun with your program!

AlienCG said...

Excellent use of jars and young minds. Did you take the crackers so that they can eat their experiments, too?

secret agent woman said...

I remember making butter in a baby food jar in kindergarten, and then my kids doing the same thing in class when they were young. I actually much prefer my butter unsalted.

NoRegrets said...

That's really cool! And kinda gross too...

Mrs. Hairy Woman said...

That is a great experimnet for kids.. and adults.. Hope it all went jarringly well..lol

3GirlKnight said...

Very cool!!

laura b. said...

Tara: It is a cool, easy project that really impresses the kids...the parents too :-)

It turned out really well and a fine time was had by all.

AlienCG: Thanks! Yes, I did provide crackers for their butter, cookies and apple cider. Kids like food and they LOVED eating the butter they made.

Secret: I am sure it is one of those perennial activities. Easy, but rather exciting :-)
I do like how just plain cream butter tastes. It is very nice.

NoRegrets: haha! Luckily, the kids didn't find it gross :-D

Mrs: It did! Jarringly well! heh heh...

3GK: Thank you. And thanks for the interesting new word!

Churlita said...

That's so cool. My girls would have loved that when they were little.

laura b. said...

Churlita: Even my teen volunteers thought it was pretty fun :-)