|photo by SMW|
If you have a free source of produce or know a u-pick farm go get some of that fruit! It's a fun outing. Then you have a second option for something to keep everyone occupied- canning, freezing, or dehydrating. Let's get in the kitchen.
We had a free apple source. They were on the 'worn' side and needed to be put-up right away. We made applesauce and dehydrated apples! Yum!
Pierce loved turning the apple/peeler/corer/slicer.
We used to do this as a family for years and would do about 40-50 quarts of applesauce, pie apples, and dehydrated apples, but now that my kids are older they don't prefer applesauce and the like as much. So, it's more of a novelty activity for us, and it's still fun.