Check out these awesome Sense of Taste Worksheets for Preschool! These worksheets are great for building fine motor skills, learning new vocabulary words, and boosting creativity! Practice cutting and pasting, tracing, and learning the ways to describe how things taste. You’ll have tons of fun learning about the 5 senses with these preschool printables. Get thinking about what things are sweet vs. sour. What are your favorite tastes? Print your free worksheets below!
Free Sense of Taste Worksheets
First, get started with two Sense of Taste Coloring Sheets. Color each picture and say its name out loud. Color in a pizza, apple, milk, burger, and hotdog. Learn about the different parts of the tongue and how each part senses a different flavor. Did you know that when you grow up, your taste buds are constantly changing? This can be why you have a sudden change in favorite foods and drinks. Be sure to head to the Sense of Smell to learn about another exciting sense!
Bitter vs. Sweet
My favorite worksheet is coming next in the Taste or Sound? Sorting Sheet. Have your little ones cut and paste each object into its correct column. The taste items are a pineapple, apple, pizza, and hotdog. The sound items are a drum, alarm clock, ambulance, and puppy dog. Next, build pre-writing skills in the Sense of Taste Tracing Sheet. Repetitive tracing builds muscle memory and hand strength. Be sure to say the sentences out loud. What is your favorite food?
Sense of Taste Puzzles!
Have fun with two Sense of Taste Puzzles! Cut out the pieces on the right side of the page and glue each piece to its matching number. Discover, “What tastes salty?” and “What tastes sweet?” French fries and a watermelon! This is a great activity for building the small muscles in the hands. Take your time and be sure to talk about the food in the puzzle that you discover!
Sense of Taste Activities for Kids
There are so many exciting Sense of Taste Activities to engage with. My all time favorite one is The Taste Test! Have 5 different foods hidden out of sight. Have your little ones close their eyes and present them with a food item to try. Can they guess what it is? This activity is also great for encouraging your little ones to try new foods! You won’t know how amazing things can taste unless you give it a try!
Some simple foods to use (no prep!) are goldfish, Hershey’s kisses, Cheerios, jelly beans, raisins, grapes, shredded cheese, syrup, milk, juice, a lemon slice, ketchup, a pickle, and bread. This activity is always a big hit!
Another way to explore the sense of taste is to Make a Recipe with your little ones. This not only encourage taste, but it also builds fine motor skills and shows the value of reading a recipe. Making recipes together also build self-esteem! Find some inspiration with these simple recipes.
Sense of Taste Books for Preschool
Now, get reading with these great sense of taste books! Read “If You Give a Pig a Pancake” (Be sure to throw a pancake party after reading!) and “Ketchup on Your Cornflakes?” (This goofy book is just plain silly!) Be sure to talk about your favorite foods! Why do you like those particular flavors?