Sensory Food Adventures for Children
Posted on 14th September 2023 at 14:03
We're exploring the World of Food Sensory Play.
Playing with different foods helps children learn about their senses and how things feel, taste, and smell.
Let your child touch and squish safe foods like bananas, pasta, and avocados.
Try various flavours, like sweet fruits, tangy citrus, and salty pretzels.
Explore delightful scents like cinnamon, vanilla, or fresh herbs.
Colours and Food
Playing with colourful fruits and veggies makes children more open to healthy foods.
Talking about the colours of foods helps build their vocabulary.
Create a "rainbow plate" with strawberries, blueberries, carrots, and broccoli. Teach them the colours!
Make Playful Plates
Handling food improves their fine motor skills.
Let them turn cucumbers, olives, and cheese into animal faces. It's creative fun!
Ask your child to name the animals and make their sounds.
Family Kitchen Time
Cooking together teaches basic science knowledge.
It builds their confidence and independence.
Involve them in simple tasks like stirring and pouring, while talking about kitchen safety.
A Picnic Adventure Together
Picnics are a great way to bond with family and friends, in turn it helps build their social skills.
Exploring foods outside can make them more willing to try new things.
Plan a picnic in the park and let them help pack sandwiches, fruits, and juice.
Learning Fun with Food
Trying different foods introduces them to various cultures and starts off cultural awareness.
Playing with food textures and tastes can make them less picky.
Count a spoonful of cereal or raisins together. It's a fun way to learn numbers!
Exploring food through play is not only enjoyable but also educational for children. It helps them learn about their senses, improve language skills, eat healthier, and develop essential life skills. Encourage your children to have fun while learning, it can have a very positive impact on their future as they grow.
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