Have you ever blind folded your child and let them guess food by using only their taste buds?
Children really enjoy letting a different sense take over.
In this game, your child will guess the food using taste and smell as a sense and then guess what animal might eat that food.
Animal sensory Activity
What you need:
- Blind fold (we used a tea towel)
- Pictures of animals (see below). I used images from the internet, printed them and cut them out.
- Food that is well recognised as a source of food to an animal. We used:
Another alternative may be a squirrel and nuts for their food source.
How to play the animal sensory activity game
1. Have the food prepared on a plate for your child (without them seeing you doing it)
2. Blind fold your child
3. Pass the food to your child and let them taste it. Ask your child what food it is and what animal might eat that food. If they don’t know the answer to the questions move on to the next food.
4. Once all the food has been tasted and the child has tried to answer all the questions, take the blind fold off.
5. Give your child the pictures and ask them to place the pictures of the animals next to the food that the animal eats.
My eldest, who enjoyed this activity found the eucalyptus drop and sunflower seeds difficult to guess but once she had the pictures of the animals, she used process of elimination to help her guess which animal linked with which food.
She loved this activity and was very happy to eat the remainder of the plate for afternoon tea!