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How to Make Butter {PNW Homeschool Adventures}

How to make butter during our PNW homeschool adventures!

Learning How Butter Is Made

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Books and resources for kids to learn all about butter and how to make it. Perfect for grades 1-4.

We managed to squeeze in one last PNW homeschool adventure just two days before I left for New Zealand. Kym volunteered to show the kids how to make butter and I couldn’t resist…even with packing and prepping to do.

How to make butter during our PNW homeschool adventures!

Kym gave the kids a brief talk about butter and how it is made then we set the kids free with a bit of room temperature cream in quart-sized jars.

How to make butter during our PNW homeschool adventures!

They loved shaking the jars and seeing the magical transformation! They had a fun Butter Shaking Dance Party.

How to make butter during our PNW homeschool adventures!

It was only a matter of minutes before the thick cream became thick, clumpy butter swimming in milk.

How to make butter during our PNW homeschool adventures!
How to make butter during our PNW homeschool adventures!

Kym separated the milk from the buttermilk and invited the children to try both.

Shockingly, Apollo asked to try the buttermilk.

How to make butter during our PNW homeschool adventures!

And didn’t even die.

How to make butter during our PNW homeschool adventures!
How to make butter during our PNW homeschool adventures!

Joey is going through a stage of sticking out his tongue every time he concentrates on something. It is the cutest thing!

Trying New Foods is Easier with Friends

Apollo has a long history of feeding difficulties, but has come so very far!

How to make butter during our PNW homeschool adventures!
The beautiful spread of snacks Kym provided during our homeschool adventure.

Kym had fresh muffins and scones available and the children were not the least bit shy in spreading thick piles of creamy butter on their food. I have found that being with friends helps Apollo expand his palate and try more new foods.

How to make butter during our PNW homeschool adventures!
Getting together with friends in my favorite part of homeschooling.
The kids all enjoy having a snack during our PNW homeschooling adventures.

This was such a fun day of learning and I am missing our little homeschool group already.

Resources to Extend Learning About Butter

Wellness Mama has a great page of resources on how to make butter.

Salty Baking Addiction has an easy recipe for honey butter that would be fun to make with kids.

The Spruce has a simple garlic butter recipe with several delicious variations.

The Butter Battle Book perfect for reading as you learn all about butter.

Doctor Seuss’s The Butter Battle Book is a fun classic. Read this to your kids, then make butter and spread it on toast.

There is nothing Mercy Watson loves more than hot, buttered toast. Another great book to cozy up with will you learn about butter.

If your kids enjoy Little House on the Prairie, then this cookbook is sure to inspire them.

If your kids enjoy Little House on the Prairie or other pioneer books, be sure and get The Little House Cookbook. Your kids will be begging to go in the kitchen and try out a few recipes.

The Home Creamery is a great resource for teens who want to learn about cooking.

The Home Creamery is a great source for older kids and teens who want to learn about making dairy products at home. Younger kids will have fun paging through the photos.

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