This is the perfect time of year for making baked apples and your child can be involved in all the steps.

You will need:

  • Apples – cooking or eating varieties both work
  • Raisins
  • Runny honey
  • Apple corer
  • A knife to make a slit around the edge
  • Foil to wrap your apple

How to do it:

  1. Wash the apple before starting. Firstly, show your child how to use an apple corer – it takes a bit of effort to wiggle it in so do this together – children love to then peer through the hole they have made!
  2. Place the apple on a piece of foil, now your child can fill it with raisins and spoon in some runny honey
  3. Make a slit around the sides with the knife so the apple cooks evenly
  4. Wrap the apple in foil, just as if you were wrapping a present
  5. Pop your apple present on a baking tray and bake for approximately 20 mins in a medium oven. You will know when it’s ready because the apple will be soft and a sweet aroma will fill your kitchen
  6. Cool, and eat as a nutritious, warming snack or for pudding

You could also cook your apples in an open fire – a perfect Forest School cooking activity.

About the Author: Paula Woodman

Paula is a Montessori teacher and Forest School Leader who has run the much loved Woodentots Montessori nurseries in North London for over 30 years. Recently recognised as Montessorian of the Year, Paula’s schools offer a unique and rich mix of Montessori, Steiner and Forest School, with child-led creativity at their core.