Montessori Monday–Pitting Cherries

Pitting Cherries

Howdy everyone! I hope everyone had a nice 4th of July. I enjoyed my week off, though we did not do anything special for the 4th.

Two weeks ago, at the farmer’s market, we bought two pounds of Rainier cherries. When we got home, Dora really wanted to have some, but she didn’t like the idea of having to eat around the pit. So I got out the handy, dandy OXO Good Grips Cherry Pitter that I had bought to feed her cherries when she was a two. Suddenly, I realized that that this was an excellent opportunity to work on some fine motor and practical life skills. After I showed Dora how the pitter worked, she was more than happy to pit cherries. The only problem was that she decided she didn’t like cherries anymore! She still wanted to pit cherries though, so the rest of us got to eat a LOT of cherries, whether we wanted to or not. Next time, I’m going to try Bing cherries and see if she doesn’t like those better.

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Labels: Montessori, Preschool
Posted by Maureen Sklaroff