Today Louise, from Messy Little Monster is joining us for our Five Senses Play Challenge. Previously Louise has joined us for our 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge Blog Hop on day 4 and day 12. Today Louise continues our Sense of Taste week.
Hello, I’m Louise and I am delighted to be joining in with Emma’s ‘Five Senses Play Challenge’.
I blog at ‘Messy Little Monster’ and I would love you to pop over to see all the crafts, activities, and adventures I get up to with my little monster Harry (3) and his baby sister Daisy (6 months). You can also find me on facebook.
I am a primary school teacher and I LOVE anything arty, Harry loves making a mess and Daisy just smiles at everything. We have lots of arty, crafty, messy fun together and I would love to share our creations and activities with you.
Today I’m really excited about sharing some of our favourite fun food activities with you for the sense of taste. Food activities are always popular in this house and I love the idea of kids being able to get creative whilst baking. Before I go any further I must warn you I am no baking expert, but Harry loves any kind of baking so we give it a go! Ok, these are not the most healthy of snacks, but we have lots of fun making and eating them. Click on the titles to see how we made them.
Sense of Taste : Fun Food
One of our favourite activities at the moment is painted toast. Harry loves being able to eat his artwork and tells me toast tastes much better when it’s painted! I love the open ended nature of this activity and it is so easy to set up.
Older children would love painting designs on their bread whilst younger children will be happy splatting and painting patterns. For bonfire night we made firework painted toast. I painted a simple firework design whilst Harry flicked paint and painted lines on his bread. We used biscuit cutters to make heart toast for a href=”http://www.messylittlemonster.com/2015/01/painted-heart-toast-valentines-day-snack.html” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”>Valentines day snack and most recently we mixed up some brightly coloured paints to make rainbow toast.
With Spring on its way (or is that just wishful thinking!) these colourful cakes are a perfect way to brighten up snack time. Harry is a bit obsessed with making (and eating) cakes so making these rainbow fairy cakes was a perfect activity for him. When we cut our cakes open Harry was amazed at the colours and patterns he had created.
I love these little pizzas as they are so easy to make and the perfect size for little children. We often make them for a quick and easy tea. I think its great to get children involved in making their own food as it encourages them to eat more if they have made it. You can be as creative as you like by using different toppings to turn them into faces, animals or patterns, or just leave them plain.
Making biscuits is really easy for little ones. Harry tells me it’s like making models with play dough, but you get to eat it! We often use biscuit cutters to make different shaped biscuits and have fun icings them. I love the patterns we have created on these star biscuits which we made as fireworks. Sometimes we leave the biscuit cutters in the drawer and get a bit more creative. I love our owl biscuits with big chocolate button eyes.
If you don’t like baking why not let your child create edible pictures using their food. Harry loves making animals, superheroes and family members by placing his food on his plate in different ways. I love the idea of these face plates UK link/ US link (affiliate links) where children can use their food to make different characters.
Thank you to Messy Little Monster for sharing their fun food activities. This guest post is part of our Five Senses Play Challenge, for the sense of taste. Click here for more taste activity inspiration.
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