Kitchen time

Say : Now it’s kitchen time! Let’s go to the kitchen and look for some smelly-tasty vegetables! Let’s walk to the kitchen! Make the walk fun .Sing (I love you, you love me,) while walking with him….say: here we are. This is our kitchen where we can see food and drinks, make sensory activities and eat Yummy food! We can learn nutrition too! Now let’s see what kind of vegetable we will explore today! Open the fridge and get a cucumber! Hold up the vegetable and say:”cucumber!” Show it to the baby and say:” cucumber!”  The vegetable often has green skin and white flesh with many seeds in it. The taste of fresh cucumbers is usually refreshing, watery, and can have a slightly bitter after taste. (While talking to the baby, hand him the cucumber, let him discover its shape, smell, and feel the texture of its skin baby and discover the watery and fresh flesh of cucumber!) Put the baby in the seat and approach the seat next to the kitchen table. Say: “Today we will do a sensorial activity that depends on our senses to discover the taste and texture of cucumber!” peel the cucumber and cut it into small pieces. Put the pieces in a bowl. Take a tiny piece and give it to the baby, say: taste it baby and discover the crunchy and watery flesh of cucumber! Before he puts it in his mouth, the baby will pass it from one hand to another; he may even squish it before eating it. Say: Did you enjoy the crunchy and refreshing flavor of cucumber? What did you use to taste? Yes! You used your tongue (Point to the baby’s tongue) to taste, and thanks to the taste buds that are found on your tongue and allow you to experience tastes. Approach the bowl; place it in front of the baby and say: Here you are! Experience the soft texture of this vegetable, now! The baby will put both hands in the bowl and start squishing the slices, mixing them, pushing them around, splashing, licking, and finally tasting!! Say: Hey! What did you use to feel the soft and juicy texture of cucumber? Sure, you used your hands to feel the texture. That’s great, Champ!! Say: What a day! You had fun tasting and touching cucumber. If you have enjoyed this activity, baby, you deserve some rest now! Oops!!!

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