Taste and Tell

The purpose of this activity is to make your child more aware of her sense of taste.

Materials

  1. Foods with a variety of tastes—sweet, salty, sour, bland, syrupy, sharp, bitter, rich, and tasteless

Directions

The purpose of this activity is to make your child more aware of the sense of taste. Gather a variety of foods in small amounts. If you like, your child can close her eyes while tasting each one. After each food, discuss the taste. Begin to distinguish between the main taste bud differentiation: sweet, sour, bitter and salty. Ask your child to say which are his favorite foods and why. Try combining foods of different tastes. How did the taste change when the foods were combined?

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