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 ❤️Valentine's Day is approaching, we are using 👄 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).
Pour the juice into the ice tray and put it in a freezer.
Exploring how our brain and senses work: Did you know that much of what we think of as 👅taste is actually 👃🏻smell❗️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 🤒cold, tiny hairs in your 👃🏻nose 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!
Matching carrot juice to carrots.
Since 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.