This activity is sure to cause some giggles as children put their senses to the test and try a range of food whilst blindfolded. Perfect for enticing children to try some new foods that they just might like!
Top tip!Use this activity to put senses other than taste to the test, too. Can the children guess what the food is by touching it? Or smelling it?
- A range of food to try
- Utensils for food preparation
- A piece of fabric to use as a blindfold
About the activity
Blind-taste testing not only encourages children to try new foods, it provides sensory play for younger children as they feel wriggly spaghetti, dip their fingers in yoghurt or feel squishy fruit in their hands.
Prepare a range of foods for each child to try. You may need to cut food into bite-sized pieces, or place/pour it into a bowl. Include a wide variety of fruit and vegetables as well as things like cooked pasta, cheese, ice-cream, nuts – the more tastes and textures the better! Just that you take into account any food allergies before preparing food for the game.
Watch the children’s reactions as they taste each food and see how many they can guess correctly!