The Power of Parenting

Friday, 18 September 2020

Bouncy Butter

Age Range: 3 - 5 years

Whoever heard of making butter by jumping up and down? Preschoolers will have fun learning how their energy can turn cream into butter! It may take time, but this silly churning chant might help - 1,2,3,4, Shake the butter, Shake it more! 5, 6, 7, 8, Put it on a butter plate!


You will need:
  • 250 ml (or 1 cup)  of heavy cream
  • Small containers with tight fitting lids (baby food jars work well)



Pour some cream into your container and then put on the lid, making sure that it is on tightly, to prevent leaking. Hold the jar very carefully and start shaking the cream. Now try jumping and shaking at the same time. Repeat the churning chant as you shake the cream until it finally thickens into butter. Making butter is hard work, so grown ups can help out, too! If there is still a little bit of liquid in the jar, just pour it out. Now spread some fresh butter on crackers or bread, and enjoy!


Enjoy this more with Comfort, Play & Teach™:

Comfort: Children love to recite rhymes and chants. The rhythmic nature of this poem will help children feel comforted as they learn the words.

Play: Children learn in a hands-on way. By shaking the jars and jumping, too, their whole body becomes part of the activity.

Teach: Making butter allows children to observe how the cream changed and to ask questions about how it happened. This activity lets them be little scientists!