This activity encourages children to use their senses to explore and interact with their new foods in a variety of colors. Very young children gain information about the world and learn new words through sensory exploration.
- An assortment of fruits and vegetables in a variety of colors, such as broccoli, lettuce, blueberries, oranges, apples, bananas, or squash.
Participants: This activity is intended for adult/child interaction.
- Display all the foods together on a plate. After naming a food, ask, what color is this broccoli? What other food can we think of that is green?
- Older infants and toddlers can hold, touch, manipulate, smell, and taste each food.
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