activity: getting to know the 5 tastes

Try this activity with your kids to teach them about the different flavours! Choose one food that is strong in each of the flavour types, then get your children to describe how each one tastes. Try to choose foods they are already familiar with. When you talk about a new food that you are introducing to your kids you can refer back to this exercise. “The brussel sprouts have a bitter taste. Remember how the broccoli tasted when we did the taste test? It was bitter too!”

Being familiar with the flavour types will help them to realize that they can learn to like all kinds of new foods!

SweetSaltySourBitterUmami
Marshmallows

Grapes

Sugar dissolved in water

Pretzel (get them to lick the salt on the pretzel without biting into it)

Salted peanuts

 

Lemon or lime wedge

Buttermilk

Plain yogurt

Vinegar

Green mango

 

 

Plain tea

Black coffee

Endive

80% or higher dark chocolate

Tomato paste

Parmesan cheese

 

This website has several other activities you could try!