Activity for children 2-5 years old.
This is one we know all parents like to get involved in themselves!
Equipment needed: melon, lemon, strawberries, kiwi, orange, cover for eyes, knife (keep this out of reach of the child), bowls, paper and pens.
Show children all the fruits and talk about colour and texture. Chop the fruit up and cover your child’s eyes. Let them taste the fruits and guess by tasting, touching and smelling what each fruit is. At the end of the activity draw a picture of your favourite fruit. Parents tell us their children encourage them to be involved in the activity and often want to cover their eyes up which makes it more of a game. At the Red House we see friends watching each other take turns and asking to be the next one to have a go!
This activity will help children to respond to what they see, hear, smell, touch and feel.
Seek to make sense of what they see, hear, smell, touch and feel.
Talk about personal intentions, describing what they were trying to do.