Shake! Shake! Shake!

The primary classes continued their study of nutrition with a cooking project from the dairy group. First, the classes talked about what sorts of items fall into the dairy category — some of their favorites like cheese, yogurt and milk. The teachers posed a question: “If butter is a dairy product, that means it comes from cows, right? But how is it made?!” The students were amazed the butter-making process was so simple and they enjoyed their fresh butter with a cracker for snack! Here are the directions we followed if you’d like to try it at home!

 1. Pour a pint of heavy cream into a mason jar and close it up tight!

 2. Add a few marbles. We used three.

 3. Shake! Shake! Shake!

That’s it! With everyone’s participation, the cream turned to butter!