Friday, October 7, 2011

More about Tasting Games

Tasting games are an ideal way to encourage children to note how foods taste, look, smell, feel, grow, identify what part of a plant they are from, and how they are used. It is good to ask your child "do you know what you are tasting without peeking?" or to extend the game by using a blind fold to keep them from seeing the food they are trying. Ask them "can you tell what you are tasting when you can't see it?" Or "try holding your nose when tasting".

Here are some sample tasting experiences:

Bitter - baking powder or orange rind
Salty - potato chips or peanuts
Sour - lemon or pickles
Sweet - brown sugar or sweet chocolate

  • Variety of fresh fruits like apple, banana, peach, pineapple, grape, or strawberry
  • Variety of cheeses like cheddar, Swiss, Jack, Roquefort, cottage cheese (or vegan alternatives)
  • Variety of raw vegetables like tomato, carrot, peas, celery, cauliflower, spinach
  • Variety of melons like watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, or cranshaw
  • Variety of milks like soy, rice, whole dairy, skim milk, buttermilk
  • Variety of white creamy foods like mayonnaise, Veganaise, sour cream, sweetened whipped cream, unsweetened whipped cream

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