A fun, family tradition we have started with our kids is making applesauce from scratch. It’s super easy and the kids feel a sense of accomplishment when they eat something they made. To start, I peeled a bag of about eight Gala apples (I did this part since I used a knife). The kids then helped me use the apple cutter to slice the apples. Once the apples where sliced, everyone took a turn putting the apple slices into the crockpot. During this time, I asked the kids what they thought would happen to the apples once they started cooking. We talked about the texture of the apple changing while it cooks. The kids also took turns sprinkling cinnamon onto the apples. I cooked the apples for two hours on high in the crockpot. When the apples were done cooking, the kids helped me use a special spoon to mash the apple chunks. I think this was their favorite part in making applesauce:) We ate the applesauce with dinner and the kids were so proud of themselves!