What shall we do with an autumn jelly?
We made our autumn jelly but we had to leave it to set overnight.
In the morning, we touched the jelly gently with our fingers to see if it was set. It was.
It was time to take a chance….
(Now, there is a video for this, in which the children were very excited, but I can’t put it on here. If you want to see it, please let me know and I will cheerfully show it to you!)
The turned out jelly looked like this…
As you can see, there was much joy at the fact you could see right into the jelly!
We looked at it, and we wrote about it, and we drew it, and then we knew that we couldn’t keep it because it would go mouldy, so we decided to see if we could pull bits out of it.
As you can see, it got less and less jelly shaped the more we pulled out of it. We kept the bowl and used that to put in what we pulled out so that we didn’t make too much mess!
When everyone had had their turn, we put what was left on the table and anyone who wanted another go could try. And then some children used their hands to explore the texture of the breaking down jelly.
(This bit did get a bit messy, but it was only clear jelly, so it wiped up really easily!)
And there we go.
We used Vege-gel which is suitable for vegetarians and vegans, and the leaves and conkers that we had used were washed off and returned to the Walks for the squirrels.
The original idea came from ABCdoes and the children are full of ideas for other things that we can put into jelly, and we’re looking for jelly that we can all eat as well. And coloured jelly. And jelly that smells.