Setting up a food taste test is a fun way to teach a preschooler about the sense of taste. Children were invited to taste different foods such as crasins, pretzels, lemons and dark chocolate. Prior to the taste test children made predictions on what flavors (sweet, salty, sour and bitter) do they think the foods will be. After tasting the food children checked to see if their predictions were correct or incorrect, and we had a discussion about it.  After the tasting is completed, we charted everyone’s favorite to compare and practice some extra math skills.

Apple Taste Test

Children were invited to taste different types of apples. Afterwards they recorded and graphed their favorite apple.