This taste test activity explores your preschooler’s five senses while providing a unique and fun experience! They won’t even know they’re learning.
While exploring our sense of taste during our 5 senses homeschool unit, I wanted to have something that was super easy and engaging for my son.
Instead of lunch one day during our study, we did a taste test survey! I filled a muffin pan with 12 different snacks of varying flavors, and made this quick printable. It’s part of my 5 senses workbook! Ieft it blank so we can reuse it over the years using whatever food we have on hand.
He had a blast! What preschooler doesn’t love a good muffin pan meal, anyway? He asked me to fill out the foods we ate, and he did some of the check marks.
He actually learned what the word “salty” was during this activity! Adorable. I had no idea he wasn’t familiar with that word yet, but it worked out.
WHILE YOU’RE PLANNING YOUR 5 SENSES THEME:
- Check out my 5 Senses Unit here. (Use code SENSES25 for 25% off) If you join my Preschool Program Membership, you’ll get a major discount on all past Unit Studies, and 2 brand new units included each month!
- Here are 19 Activities & Crafts for your Preschooler’s 5 Senses theme!
- Here’s a list of Books for your 5 Senses Unit Study.
- Check out this Fun 5 Senses Song for Preschoolers
5 Senses Activities & Crafts We’ve Done at the Moore Homestead:
- Sensory Spice Painting
- Texture Collage 5 Senses Process Art Activity
- Salt & Sugar Test Five Senses Activity
- 5 Senses Puppets (Free Printable)
- Jello Dig Sensory Activity
- Scratch and Sniff Jello Name Activity
- 5 Senses Sorting Game Printable
- Jello Playdough
- Pickle Science Study
- Rainbow Sensory Noodles
- Pop Rocks Science Study
- Sound Jars Five Senses Activity
- 5 Senses Scavenger Hunt
- 5 Senses Body Parts Match Activity
- Easy Sensory Bottles
- Optometrist Dramatic Play for Kids
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5 Senses Taste Test Activity
You can draw the food items or write the name. Older children can fill this out by themselves, but for my preschooler, I drew and wrote the word as an opportunity to work on letter recognition and sounding the words out.
The printable comes with 2 identical sheets. You’ll need both if you fill a standard muffin tin with different snacks!
Here’s what I used for our taste test survey activity:
- Pickle slices
- Candy corn (because we still had some leftover from Halloween)
- Banana bread
- Lunch meat
- Baby carrots
I recommend using up whatever you have in the pantry, but you’ll definitely want to make sure there’s a variety of flavors. You don’t want a muffin pan full of only salty or sweet items!
Pickles and lemons are great additions for your child to taste something sour.
Free 5 Senses Taste Test Survey Printable
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