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Taste and Tell

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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From 365 Days of Creative Play by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. Copyright © 2005 by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. All rights reserved. Used by arrangement with Sourcebooks, Inc.

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