We explored our five senses in preschool: taste

This past week the children explored their sense of touchtastesmellsight, and hearing. Let me show you what the children found in the “sense of taste” discovery center…

The children tasted different kinds of fruit such as apples, pears, oranges, peaches, and we also tried pickles.

Some of the children flat refused to taste a pickle. They thought that the pickles would be sour but we had bread and butter pickles. The children who did taste the pickles didn’t quite know what to think of this unusual flavor.

A new fruit was tasted each day and the children placed a mark on the yes-no chart each day to show if they liked the fruit or not.

The teacher also played a guessing game with the children. The children closed their eyes and then used their sense of smell or taste to guess the name of each piece of fruit. Of course, all the children peaked first:)

The children also described the different tastes with words such as sour and sweet.

See this fruit guessing game by House of Baby Piranha!

I have linked this post to the Play Academy!

By |2010-09-29T06:00:12+00:00September 29th, 2010|

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Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.

One Comment

  1. amandab October 1, 2010 at 4:13 am - Reply

    I should do this with Princess in summer when more fruits become available. She is a great fruit lover, and an unusual eater in terms of being 4 as she has cornichons and blue cheese for lunch everyday, as well as pickeld onions and salami 🙂

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