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Food Adjectives List For Tasting Games

Food Adjectives List For Tasting Games

18/11/2013

Food Adjectives List For Tasting Games If you are doing any kind of tasting game with children, you may need a list of adjectives to help them to get the ball rolling past 'yucky' and 'yummy'. Here is a downloadable list you can print off and use to get them focussing on HOW food tastes rather than just whether they initially like it or not. Children can understand that it is ok to not like something, but being able to say what it is like...

How To Use The Foodies Books

How To Use The Foodies Books

19/04/2009

This section contains all the free resources which go along with The Foodies Books. In the categories on the left you will see two sections:   -  Activities linked to the themes of the books   -  Food related activities Each of these have lots of free downloads. For a quick overview guide on getting the best from The Foodies Books - both the free and paid-for resources, click here:   How To Guide   Here are some examples of how pe...

Eatwell Paper Plate Activity

Eatwell Paper Plate Activity

27/03/2009

Eatwell Paper Plate Activity Most educational models for teaching children about a balanced diet now use the Eatwell Plate. It is easier for child to visualise food on a plate and how much of a plate should have veggies, or meats or potatoes or rice on it than some other nutritional models. This paper plate activity reinforces this learning by getting children to build a healthy but yummy plate of food for themselves.   Paper...

Food Modelling Activity

Food Modelling Activity

27/03/2009

Food Modelling Activity A first step in reducing fear of new foods is building familiarity - seeing, touching, smelling as well as tasting foods. This activity uses playdough or saltdough modelling as an anchor to encourage children to observe, touch and explore fruits and vegetables with the apprehension of eating them removed. If you want to repeat this activity every month using different seasonal fruits or vegetables, you can use the five foods in t...

Growing Sequencing Activity

Growing Sequencing Activity

26/03/2009

Growing Sequencing Activity Part of understanding your food is grasping the fact that all food is grown, born or made in some way before it reaches your plate. These sequencing activities require children to work out how fruits and vegetables grow from a seed, cutting or root to harvest.   Sequencing Exercise How To Guide There is an activity for each of the 12 star characters from the books, so one for each m...

Blind Tasting Activity

Blind Tasting Activity

25/03/2009

Blind Tasting Activity We devised this activity to use a little fun and competition to distract from the natural fear of trying new foods. Small groups of children try five bite size pieces of food. The game is that they are blindfolded (if they are comfortable with this) and they have to guess what they are tasting. The children are given a strip of paper with five fruit and vegetable images as clues to help them guess what they are eating ...

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