Sensory Skills

Snack Tray

Ideal for Infant, Toddler

A woman chops vegetables on a wooden cutting board.

This activity promotes development and learning by encouraging children to develop increasing care for self, others, and the environment.

Materials Needed:

  • Healthy finger foods, such as sliced berries, kiwi, cheese, cucumber, turkey, or hard-boiled egg (use bite-size pieces of soft foods that aren’t a choking hazard).
  • Dips such as yogurt

Participants: This activity is intended for adult/child interaction


  1. Place one food in each section of the ice cube tray. Tell your child the name of each food.
  2. Offer the ice cube tray along with a small bowl of dip.
  3. Encourage your child to try the foods, along with the dip.

Even children who are hesitant eaters enjoy choosing from a variety of beautifully presented, bright foods.

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