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How to use Kutuki at Home

By Sneha Subramaniam

Kutuki’s Story – “Let’s make something Yummy” : A young child explores the kitchen and all the main tastes and finally decides what tasty treat to make.

Learning : To foster cognitive development, focusing on the sense of taste

Activities at Home

Objective

  • To appreciate the six main tastes
  • To learn words that describe all we taste

Materials required

Pieces of lemon, Sugar, Mint leaves/ pudina, Tiny pieces of amla or cooked karela sabji, Salt, Cooked rice, Dupattas

Step 1 :

Sit with your child and let them know that, like the little child in the story, they are going to use their tongue to taste many food items and they need to describe and guess and what they are!

Step 2 :

Cover their eyes gently with a dupatta and place a bowl with each food item in front of them. Your child can touch the different things, smell and taste it and then describe what they think it is.

Step 3 :

After they taste the different things in the bowl, quietly take pictures of their faces as their expressions reveal what they’ve put into their mouths.                                                             

Step 4 :

Gently take off the blindfold and show them the pictures and ask them to match their expression to the food item. Ask them what their favourite flavour is.

Outcome :

Your child will be able to describe and distinguish between a range of tastes and name them. They will be able to describe what they liked and what they were not comfortable with. This could lead to a further a discussion or activity around combining different tastes to make a yummy dish.

Now that you have watched a Kutuki story and completed this fun activity at home, let us know if you would like similar activities to be shared in the future. 

How to use Kutuki at Home

By Sneha Subramaniam

Kutuki’s Story – “Let’s make something Yummy” : A young child explores the kitchen and all the main tastes and finally decides what tasty treat to make.

Learning : To foster cognitive development, focusing on the sense of taste

Activities at Home

Objective

  • To appreciate the six main tastes
  • To learn words that describe all we taste

Materials required

Pieces of lemon, Sugar, Mint leaves/ pudina, Tiny pieces of amla or cooked karela sabji, Salt, Cooked rice, Dupattas

Step 1 :

Sit with your child and let them know that, like the little child in the story, they are going to use their tongue to taste many food items and they need to describe and guess and what they are!

Step 2 :

Cover their eyes gently with a dupatta and place a bowl with each food item in front of them. Your child can touch the different things, smell and taste it and then describe what they think it is.

Step 3 :

After they taste the different things in the bowl, quietly take pictures of their faces as their expressions reveal what they’ve put into their mouths.                                                             

Step 4 :

Gently take off the blindfold and show them the pictures and ask them to match their expression to the food item. Ask them what their favourite flavour is.

Outcome :

Your child will be able to describe and distinguish between a range of tastes and name them. They will be able to describe what they liked and what they were not comfortable with. This could lead to a further a discussion or activity around combining different tastes to make a yummy dish.

Now that you have watched a Kutuki story and completed this fun activity at home, let us know if you would like similar activities to be shared in the future. 

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