Encourage kids to explore different tastes of food. The sweet pumpkin cookies is a delicious recipe for their sense of taste to explore and also a fun sensory activity for kids.
The sense of taste is developing since we are in our mother's womb during pregnancy. The amniotic fluid goes through various chemical processes and absorbs some foods that the mother tastes. The sense of taste evolves until we reach adulthood.
Over time our taste for food changes. When we are children, we love sweet and sour flavors, while in our adulthood, we almost do not like these flavors. The more exposed we are to flavors, the more quickly we will know the kind of foods we prefer and which ones we do not.
That is why we must familiarize children with as much food as possible. This process can be a bit difficult and time-consuming since children do not accept vegetables with pleasure.
However, we can make this process of developing their sense of taste more enjoyable for them. Let us involve our children in preparing food in a fun way, considering their abilities.
With these sense of taste activities, you will familiarize children with different types of foods ,enhance their fine motor skills, following directions , concentration and even his socio-affective dimension.
THEME: THE SENSE OF TASTE
HOW DO WE DEVELOP THIS ACTIVITY?
Age: 2 to 4 years old
Activity goal: With this sense of taste activity, kids will stimulate their sense of taste.
Difficulty level: Intermediate. This sense of taste activity is designed to be done by following exemplified instructions.
- Sense of taste
- Fine motor skills
- Following directions
- Sense of touch
MATERIALS WE WILL NEED TO DO SWEET PUMPKIN
- A bowl
- Pumpkin cookie cutters
DEVELOPMENT OF THE ACTIVITY
Now it's time to start the sense of taste activity. We are going to knead our pumpkin, previously cooked. Please, do not forget we must first do an excellent hand washing.
So that our dough has a good texture, you can be work with it, then add flour.
To give a special touch to our pumpkin's flavor, add sugar to the mixture and continue kneading.
Then put the pumpkin cookie cutter on the dough, and with an adult’s help, put the sweet pumpkin into the oven.
Pumpkin cookie sense of taste kids activity
FREE PRINTABLE PRESCHOOL WORKSHEETS
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MODIFICATIONS FOR THIS SENSE OF TASTE ACTIVITY
This sense of taste kids activity is designed to be done with young children, so it is unnecessary to change ingredients.
If the children have not yet developed their ability to pour the ingredients into the bowl, the parent can do it for them. Kids will only have to knead the pumpkin.
In this sense of taste video, you will find how to make the "SWEET PUMPKIN" sense of taste sensory activity step by step.
When doing this sense of taste activity, children between 2-4 years of age will approach other foods in a more fun way. That will allow children to include more food in their diet without any problem. With this exercise, we are stimulating the sense of taste.
This is not the only sense we will stimulate; we are also going to stimulate the sense of touch and smell when working with different ingredients. It will also be enhanced their concentration and following directions skills.
The ingredients need it for the preparation are: Pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon, flour, a container, and pumpkin cookie cutter.
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