My son loves this activity, and it was surprising to see that it took him a little while to recognize rice (something he eats almost everyday!), that he though tofu was chicken (even though he claims he doesn’t like tofu but likes chicken). Obviously it’s a great way to develop senses, but also vocabulary and perhaps a good way to introduce new foods that he might refuse otherwise (like a green colored smoothie).
Unless your child is particularly open to new food, it’s probably easier to choose things that he/she likes. It’s nice to mix texture, temperature, and tastes
- Something to cover the eyes (or else, the child can simply close his eyes)
How to play?
- Blindfold the child (or ask him to close his eyes)
- Place the food into your child’s mouth and ask him/her to describe the taste, texture and guess what it is
- Swap roles (or start the other way around to make your child more comfortable)