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Frozen Juice โ„๏ธIce ๐Ÿ‘„Lips ๐Ÿ˜‹Taste Matching โ€ข Sensorial ๐Ÿ–๏ธ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿ‘…๐Ÿ‘ƒ 101 ๐ŸŽฅ Series ๐ŸŽ‡

This is a very easy DIY sensorial exploration of the sense of TASTE. Tasting activities are my children's favorites, and I like to come up with variations of a traditional Montessori tasting activity. Also, since โค๏ธValentine's Day is approaching, we are using ๐Ÿ‘„ lips shape ice tray, but you can use any ice tray or use holiday-themed ice trays (like a star ice tray for Independence Day, shells for summer inspired activity, etc. ... possibilities are endless).

DSC_0073Pour the juice into the ice tray and put it in a freezer.

DSC_0093Remove the ice tray once the juice is frozen. DSC_0093Offer to pair the food: orange, cranberry, carrots, and lemon to its juice.  

Exploring how our brain and senses work: Did you know that much of what we think of as ๐Ÿ‘…taste is actually ๐Ÿ‘ƒ๐Ÿปsmellโ—๏ธThe back of your nose is linked to your mouth at the throat so that you can smell the food as you chew it. That is why when you have a ๐Ÿค’cold, tiny hairs in your ๐Ÿ‘ƒ๐Ÿปnose get clogged with mucus. This stops them from wafting smell particles deep into your nose and makes it hard to smell or taste things. That is exactly why you cannot "taste" anything when you have a stuffy nose!

DSC_0093Matching carrot juice to carrots.
DSC_0093Since I had frozen two of each type of the juice, you may also offer your child to match the two identical tasting ice cubes. But be swift as our ice lips were melting quickly.

See here our original lesson on 5 Basic ๐Ÿ‘…Tastes (Brain & Senses, Tongue Taste Map). These lessons are a part of the "๐Ÿ’‰ Inside of the BODY Anatomy Unit Study" -   read here.

For more on Valentine's activities see here "โค๏ธValentine's Inspired Activities for Kids" roundup. Or see here our last year's "Valentine's ๐Ÿ’— Inspired Shelfies." 

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