31 Games - Taste Test

Is your 3-year-old the youngest of the family, or are all the kids your child plays with close to that same age?  If so, then you know how difficult it can be to find ways for them to all be involved in the fun and games - so many choices are just too advanced for this age.

But now, you'll have a list of 31 unique games that even a 3-year-old can join in with.  A few of these ideas will be best for the preschool set, but most will work for a wide range of ages!

Click on over here to see the full list, but read on for this great game idea!

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Did you ever make "experiment dishes" in the kitchen when you were little?

I did.

These creations were usually made by commandeering all the condiments and then mixing them up into one incredible dish.

Yes, I would eat this.

That's how I know that I would have loved this game when I was young.

Not only can this game trick your kids into trying something new in the food department, but playing it can serve as a snack in addition to playtime.

Taste Test

Players:  1 + 

Ages:  3 + 

Place:  anywhere you wouldn't mind having food out

Equipment:  5-15 different foods with utensils and dishes as needed, something (like a bandanna or scarf) to use as a blindfold, pencil and paper for scoring

How to play:  This game is pretty self-explanatory.  You'll prepare 5-15 different samples of food, one of each for each player.

Get creative with choosing these foods - there should be a wide array of textures and tastes (saltines, chocolate, carrots, raisins, gummy worms, hard-boiled eggs, pudding) as well as several similar items (fruits, veggies, hard candies).  Include subtle taste differences if you have older players and don't forget things like milk, juice and other beverages (just make sure to check for food allergies first!)

The first player is blindfolded and then led to the spot where the food is laid out.

Feed the player the first sample and then write down what (s)he thinks it is.

Repeat with all the other samples and then do this all over again for each player.

Once everyone has been fed, tally up the correct answers and declare the player with the most points the winner of the "Golden Tongue Award."

This game reminds me a bit of that baby food game that's often played at showers.  It sounds like a fun choice for gatherings of all age groups - what do you think?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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