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Sense of Taste Activities

Describe that Taste Game
Sense of taste activities


Children will differentiate between different tastes.


  • A variety of food items (sweet, salty, sour, bitter)
  • Favorite Foods chart


Provide a number of food items that include a wide variety of tastes such as jellybeans, lemons, pretzels, marshmallows, peanuts, raisins, unsweetened chocolate, olives, and sour apples. Let children sample the foods and describe how they taste. Record the words children use. Possible words might be sour, sweet, tangy, spicy, salty, bitter, yucky, etc. Add the words to your word wall. Graph children’s favorite foods.

Variation: Let children taste the food items blindfolded or with their eyes closed and try to figure out what the foods are.



The lemon is sour.

How do I know?

My tongue told my brain,

So it must be so.



Literacy Activity: Eating the Alphabet

Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert is a simple yet educational book. It corresponds letters in the alphabet to a variety of fruits and vegetables. Each letter has a variety of foods and corresponding pictures. The book also introduces children to a large variety of fruits and vegetables that they may not eat on a daily basis. Eating the Alphabet teaches the ABCs and promotes a good nutritional diet. In addition, there is a description of the origin of each fruit and vegetable in the glossary in the back of the book.


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