My daughter begged me to let her make the strawberry jam this time and I didn't think she was old enough yet to do the whole process, but she did it! She picked off the stems, soaked them, rinsed, blended and added them to the sugar and pectin mixture and stirred. I also thought that she couldn't pour them properly into the containers with the ladle without spilling them all over the sides but she sure showed me lol! She did it almost perfectly! Even though we only make jam twice a year, it is now her chore and one she loves doing. I'm so glad that she is willing and enthusiastic about learning these things, it sure makes my job of teaching her that much easier.