Friday, February 3, 2012

Preschool: Making Butter

Shake, shake, shake, shake some more. When we made our butter in preschool... that is all there was to it. We filled a large size baby food jar halfway with heavy whipping cream. Each child shook the jar while the rest of the class counted to 20. Here is the cool part. We have 18 kids in that class. That is 18 times counting to 20 in a few minutes. It kept their attention. Towards the end, we even jumped while we counted. We can work on math, gross motor and science all in one little project. The kids really enjoyed this and I recommend it! 
If you have not done this before, it takes about 5 or so minutes of good shaking to turn that cream into butter. I gave it a few vigorous shakes to help it along. Drain the buttermilk, and you have butter. I recommend salting it. If not it is really unappealing.  Serve on crackers for a little taste!


  1. We did this when we rowed how to make an apple pie & see the world - my kids were AMAZED!! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a GREAT weekend,
    Beth =-)

  2. Very fun! We did this recently too and had so much fun!

  3. What a fun lesson. We did this at a farm when we took a class (parent/child) for 2-year-olds. Thank you so much for sharing at Sharing Saturday! We look forward to seeing what you will share next week.

  4. When do you add salt??

    1. after it is completely finished and has been in the fridge for a few hours.