The goal of this activity is to assess your child’s responses to new foods and promote exploration in a safe and supportive environment.
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This might be difficult if you child is a “picky eater”. Focus on their ability to explore foods without signs of distress. Praise your child for small victories such as playing with new foods for 5 minutes!
Practice scooping foods with a spoon by having races to see who can fill up a small Dixie cup with food first.
Once filled, try moving the scooped food playfully towards your child’s face, mouth or nose (wherever the child is comfortable).
Play “restaurant” and order different variations of kabobs.
Use the fork as a “kabob” and pierce different types of food.
Ex. “I would like a watermelon, orange slice kabob.”
Take turns being the “chef.”
Sing familiar songs while practicing using utensils.
Scoop and pour soup, applesauce, or pudding to create a “rain shower” while singing “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring.”