Did you know exploring food with all the senses through play helps to create happy little eaters for life?
That’s why we’ve created lots of fun activities, yummy recipes, expert tips + more, to help encourage your little one to enjoy mealtimes + learn to love good food
Learn to love good food with sensory play!
Sensory play can help little people learn about + become reeeally familiar with different textures, shapes, colours, sounds, tastes and smells in a calm, happy + fun environment.
It's a great way for little ones to learn about the wonderful world of food and help them become more willing to try + eventually accept new yummy tastes, maybe even learning to love them!
Take a peek as expert nutritionist Claire, chats to Two Dads Rich + Lew, about why engaging the senses is super important for making mealtimes fun + developing good little eaters...
Introducing a range of colours + shapes is a great way to get little ones’ excited about exploring new things. If food looks super interesting, it’ll encourage them to give it a go...
Avo froggy foodie fun
Little ones will love creating + tasting this scrummy, hoppy froggy masterpiece! ribbit!Let's go!
Courgettepillar foodie fun
Create this cheeesy creepy crawly at home using just 3 yummy ingredients!Find out more
bubbly bubble bottles game
A super quick + easy peasy game, perfect for playing with little ones from 6months+Let's play
Tasty green turtles
Keep little hands busy with this turtle-ly awesome foodie fun activity!Let's see!
berry butterflies foodie fun
Try this fruity fun activity, perfect for brightening up a rainy day!Take a peek
Twirly whirly lion
Little paws will love this mealtime activity! Roaaaarr!Find out more
Tasty tropical jungle
Create a tasty veggie masterpiece with your little one!Let's go!
Fun in the sunshine
Have some summer fun on a plate all year round with this foodie fun activityCook now
From early on, little ones will begin to react to different smells and associate good or bad experiences with them, which is why it’s super important to get those little noses twitching in fun + enjoyable ways!
herby smelly socks game
Play this easy peasy game of smelly socks with dried or fresh herbs!Let's play
ready steady sniff activity
Let your baby have a whiff of different deeelicious foodie aromas...mmmm!Let's go
Fruits + veggies will vary in taste and some little ones may react with strong + funny faces at first, but can learn to love them if you keep trying from early on!
big taste face
Cameras at the ready! Time to capture those first big taste facesLet's play
yum or ummm!
Was that a yum or an ummm? See our tot tasting cheat sheet for hints + clues from your little one!Take a peek
Spiced brekkie hash up
Whip up a scrummy brekkie using leftover potatoes + veggies to tingle tiny taste budsLet's cook
minty pea avo dip recipe
Try making our avolicious minty dip - it's easy peasy + super tasty!Show me
Let your baby get hands on with their food and explore a variety of touchy feely sensations
touchy feely textures
Let your baby touch + feel different foodie textures like a furry kiwi + bumpy avocado skin!Let's play
Foodie sounds can create excitement for the yummy food we're about to eat and really adds to the eating experience!
Sensory tips from our experts!
Discover all our foodie fun recipes as well as over 100 quick + easy recipes for you + your little one to make at home!
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