Experimenting with Taste Buds

Experimenting with Taste Buds
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This activity will help your child to differentiate the taste buds on their tongue.

30 minutes
36 - 60 months
Group size
1 - 8 tots


  • 1 piece Construction paper
  • 1 box Markers
  • 4 cups Water
  • 1 tablespoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Coffee grounds


  1. Draw the shape of a tongue on the paper. Mark the areas of different tastes. There are four types of taste that we need to teach kids. They are (1) sweet, as produced by table sugar; (2) sour, as produced by vinegar; (3) salty, as produced by table salt; and (4) bitter, as produced by caffeine.
  2. Encourage discussion. If possible, get those eatables that help the kid to understand and try all the four tastes
  3. Try experimenting taste with four glasses of water and mix ingredients like salt, sugar, vinegar and coffee to get the taste that kids can try.

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Creaa Academy

Developmental skills