With our ongoing studies of South America, I thought it would be the perfect time to set up a taste testing activity with rainforest fruits.  Such a simple activity has certainly generated lots of excitement and chatter in our classroom!

The children came to the table and tasted one of each kind of fruit.  After tasting each kind, they wrote their name on the corresponding color sticky note…
…and placed it on this chart.
There were a few friends absent on the day we did this,  so I haven’t taken a photos of the completed chart..  Results to be determined! 

We might have to complete another taste test with more exotic fruits – I wanted to use familiar fruits this first time around to highlight the fact that some “common” foods actually come from exotic places and get them thinking about where their food comes from.

Another teacher brought in this wonderful informational cookbook that has added another a point of  interest to our taste testing.  The photos are stunning and the book not only  includes information about each fruit, but also explains the land and surrounding areas from which they come.