5 Senses

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What do you use to taste things? Answer: your Tongue! Learn about the different types of tastes – salty, sweet, sour bitter.

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TASTE

Choose 2-3 20-30 minute activities from the options below:

Arts & Crafts

Draw large lips. Then create a tongue with labels of sweet, salt, sour and bitter. Sweet at the tip, two salty, then two sour, and bitter at the back.

Math

You can take Froot Loops (or any of their favorite cereal) and place a minus sign in the middle of a paper. Then have them subtract. (For example, 3 Froot Loops on the left and 1 Froot Loop on the right) As they subtract they can eat the cereal.

Food Art

Give your child a few different types of food and have them create a picture (red peppers, orange slices, yellow pepper, cucumber, and red grapes – they can place them on a plate to make it look like a rainbow). You can also take half an apple, pear, celery, and any other hard food and put paint on it and use them as stamps.

Taste Test

Explore the different types of tastes with a Taste test – take (examples: crackers, lemon, grapes, dark chocolate, M&M’s, lettuce, oranges, pretzels) then categorize them – salty, sweet, sour, bitter.

Identifying Tastes

Identify taste to picture and color something you like the taste of and something you don’t: using this worksheet

Indoor Active

Make Jell-O

Make a few (or just one) flavors/colors and then play with it!

Outdoor Active

Exploring the great outdoors

Go outdoor and see if you can find anything you could taste (but don’t actually taste it) See if you can find berries, flowers, or herbs. Who tastes a flower? Who eats leaves or berries?

Books

Listen to the book 'Yum! A book about taste' - here

Food Ideas

How does it taste? Sweet, sour, etc.

Snack: Fish crackers and apples

Lunch: Meatballs and spaghetti

Snack: Chips and oranges

Dinner: Ravioli in sauce and veggies

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