Objectives: describing how a particular
food tastes; asking and answering questions about the taste of a given
Group Size: 4 to 18
Prep Time: > 15 minutes
Playing Time: 5-20 minutes
Interest Level: ages 3 to adult
Ability Level: beginning to intermediate
Language used: Food items; words that describe taste--sweet, sour
[bitter, tart], salty, hot, cold, spicy, refreshing, bland, crunchy, chewy,
crisp, light, heavy, smooth, thick, soft, firm, etc.; simple questions and
Game: Bring several food items to class. Be sure to include something
sweet, something sour, something spicy, and something salty. Choose a student
to be the official taster. The taster must step out of the room and sample
the food item given to him or her. He or she then returns to class and answers
yes/no questions posed by the rest of the class. (i.e. Is it hot? Is it crunchy?
Is is sweet? Is it a vegetable? etc.) The first student to guess the correct
food item becomes the next official taster.
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