This little apple corer/spiralizer has been in a couple of our Montessori toddler classrooms. Have you used one before? In our toddler classes, the children would line up to use it. It's fantastic to use for apples but it's also fun to use with potatoes!!
It's not easy, the child needs to rotate the handle to turn the apple (or potato). It's important that your spiralizer has good suction so it doesn't move about. I've found the best suction is on our kitchen bench, rather than on a wooden table.
It's wonderful for the child to participate in making snack for themselves, but also for others. They learn they can make a contribution and be helpful. This is also a fantastic activity for core, arm, hand strength, it's a really good workout.
Once the child has sliced through the entire potato they can pull it off the spiralizer and put it in a baking tray.
Wow, this is long!
The potato also holds its spirals more than apples, which often break.
I'm thinking next time we might try sweet potatoes.
It never gets old.
Otto (3yrs) made enough for the whole family.
Pour over a little olive oil.
Sprinkle on some dried herbs. If the snacks are for adults or older children I would add some salt.
Then bake in the oven until they are brown and crunchy.
The spiraliser is perhaps best known for slicing and coring apples. You can also set it so it peels the apple.
A fun apple snack!
If you have a spiralizer like this, kids can use it too. We use this spiralizer a lot to make zucchini noodles.
And for sweet potato too!
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