Most communities are not too far away from an apple orchard. Look in the newspaper for an orchard where you can pick your own fruit. Call and find out if you must let them know ahead of time when you plan to come.

Take time to see all there is to explore at the orchard. Look at their apple picking equipment. If there is a cider press, try to see it being run. Is there a device for sorting the apples by size?

Enjoy the smells of the apples. Try to pick some different kinds so that you can see variety in texture, shape, color, and taste.

When you get home with your apples and cider have your children help to make a pie or applesauce and heat up some of the cider and enjoy a hot cup of cider with your children.

Family Time!!      – From Family Life Office