Baby Food Taste + Color Exploration
To build on our exploration of babies, I decided to involve some sensory exploration into our project. This activity includes tactile and visual sensory processing, but it also develops the olfactory sense, which is an area more rarely integrated in our play.
Gather a variety of baby food, spoons, paper, and coloring utensils that are near the colors of the food.
Our toddlers have been interested in playing with babies lately. In attempts to extend their play, we have been learning more about the different aspects of caring for a baby. This activity addressed feeding babies and is a fun olfactory sense exploration.
I set everything out on the counter and invited our little ones over to try the baby food. Encourage your child to use all of their senses to investigate the baby food. How does it feel? What color does it look like? How does it taste? How does it smell? Can you guess what food is mashed up? Likely, as with when your child was a baby, the fruits will go over much better than the peas. I encouraged our toddlers to describe what they were experiencing with their different senses and wrote down their observations.
Crayons or Color Pencils (colors similar to the food)
*Chart your favorite baby food.
*Paint with the baby food for more of a sensory experience.
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