CUCUMBER WIGGLIES

What’s needed?
Cucumber.
Coloured paint.
White paper/card.
Googly eyes.

What age foodie? 
2-3 years up.

What do we do?
Slice a cucumber into pieces about 4 inches long.
Choose a colour paint.
Dip and stamp the cucumber onto white or coloured paper.
Add some googly eyes for effect.

Foodie learning:  
Say the foods name – cucumber, colour of the paint and shape – circle when doing this activity.

SENSORY FOOD PLAY

What’s needed?

Flour.
Dry oats.
Dry pastas.
Dry rice/lentils.
Any veg or fruits that you have handy.

What age foodie? 8 months up (watch what goes into their mouths though)

What do we do?

Lay out a selection of sensory foods onto a plastic tablecloth or tray. You can use washed yoghurt pots to put some of the foods in (oats, rice etc.). Give them a spoon and pots that they can fill up with the food and pour it out again.

Foodie learning:
Sensory skills, coordination skills, naming of the foods used and describing their texture.

LICKABLE HAND PRINTS

What’s needed?
Natural yoghurt.
Strongly coloured fruits/vegetables.
White paper/card.

What age foodie? 
8 months up.

What do we do?
Blend each of the strongly coloured fruits/vegetables with a small amount of the natural yoghurt (a hand blender is great for this).
Pour the products of each yoghurt-blended coloured fruit/vegetable onto a small plate.
Put out some large sheets of white.  You can then let your little foodie dip their hands onto the plate followed by the paper. Plus it doesn’t matter if they lick it.

Foodie learning:
Sensory skills, name the fruits and colours, describe the tastes – sweet, sour, juicy, tangy etc.