(For kids aged 6 and up)
The idea behind this game is to get kids not to judge food by how it looks but how it tastes.
WHAT YOU NEED
For each pair of children:
- A blindfold
- 2 slices of red bell pepper
- 2 slices of yellow bell pepper
- 2 red grapes
- 2 green grapes
- 2 slices of red apple
- 2 slices of yellow apple
The kids work as a team: one kid is blindfolded while the other has a plate with each of the different coloured fruits and vegetables on it and a work sheet.
The non-blindfolded partner passes a sample of each fruit and vegetable to their blindfolded partner (one food at a time) and asks them to identify the colour of the food that they’re tasting. The non-blindfolded partner writes down each response to see how many are correct.
The goal of this exercise is to not judge a food by its colour.
Adapted from Le Billion, Karen (2001). getting to yum. Toronto: Harper Collins Publisher Ltd.