Sensory Saturday: A Surprise Lunch
Friends, I am so excited to report about our Sensory Saturday activity! I’ll admit, it wasn’t as thrilling as I thought it would be but there was an even better benefit waiting to be seen!
Last week, we did a blindfolded activity where Maddy guessed what household items she was holding. This week, I decided to try it with food. A little messy and a lot of fun is what I thought.
I took out six cups and put food items in that I thought might be a little difficult but not so difficult that she wouldn’t be able to guess.
I gave her the rules. She was going to be blindfolded, would be given a cup where she could then feel inside and see if she could figure out what was in the cup. If she couldn’t tell by feeling, she was then allowed to taste it and then see if she knew what it was.
She struggled a little bit with the ham. She knew it was meat and even after tasting it couldn’t tell me what meat it was.
When it came to the spaghetti, I thought she would be confused. She only likes plain spaghetti, nothing with sauce, and this had sauce on it. That is when the magic began. Click here to see it happen.
Did you see her TASTE the spaghetti?! And she didn’t gag! I was in awe. After the activity ended, she then went on to EAT WHAT WAS IN THE CUPS. ALL OF IT.
This is a miracle because my daughter is extremely picky and rarely will eat a well-balanced meal. She had fun before the meal, ate her entire, well-rounded meal, and cleanup was a breeze.
I can do this for every meal, right? 🙂
What do you think? Do you have any tricks you use to get your children to eat better? Share your knowledge with us!