Looking for a fun family activity to do on a rainy day? Surprise your kids with a snack taste test activity! Pick your favorite snack that has some variety, like Oreos or chips, and then grab the free taste test printable below!
Oreo Taste Test
Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. Today I have got a super FUN family activity to share with you! This rainy day (or sunny day) activity takes very little time to prepare and is very inexpensive! A few weeks back, I passed by a Oreo display at our local grocery store and on the spot, came up with the idea to do a cookie taste test activity! I love surprising the kids with fun activities and I knew this idea would be a hit! Here are all the details on our Snack Taste Testing.
First, I should mention that I made this activity a surprise! Sometimes the build up is even more exciting than the actual event. I told the kids early in the day that I had a FUN SURPRISE for them. All day long the kids kept trying to guess what I had planned. I did tell them that it was an activity at home and that it involved food. (I didn’t want them to have their sights set to HIGH).
This snack taste testing could be any type of food. I wanted to make this fun, so I picked a treat I knew they’d love. It is not often that we have FIVE boxes of Oreos in our house, so this was a rare treat!
I picked five different varieties of sandwich cookies (both Oreos and store brand). Then, I put a few samples of each on the plate. We tried one cookie at a time and the kids had to rate the cookie. I did not have them blindfolded but now having done the activity, I highly recommend having the kids close their eyes! We had my husband try out the cookies with his eyes closed and it made his descriptions way different than the kids with their eyes open!
The kids first had to write down the cookie and then make a guess on the flavor. Each cookie received a rating of 1-5. Then, after all of the cookies were tasted, each of the kids selected their favorite cookie.
It was fun to compare responses because everyone’s opinions were so DIFFERENT!
We each had our favorites and we each had ones we did not look. Who knew there was a bad Oreo flavor?!
I know this is an activity that the kids will be talking about for years to come and I am sure they will request that we do this again! They had so much fun that they have since had cookie taste tests with any friends that have come over!
Taste Test Supplies
- 5 varieties of a yummy snack food (The possibilities are endless–chips, cookies, donuts, ice cream, sodas, anything the family would like!)
- Taste Testing Ballot
- Beverage (Have fun pairing the perfect beverage with the snack!) Milk is great for cookies!!
Now that we have ballots, we can do this activity again with any treat. I will keep my eye out for a sale on fun treats at the store so I can stock up for our next snack taste test. Maybe one day I will be able to pull off a healthy treat like new vegetables….maybe:)
You can grab your free taste test ballots in my FREE PRINTABLES LIBRARY. Join our community to download this printable!
This cookie taste test is a VERY FUN activity that is sure to bring smiles to your kids faces! What kind of taste test party would your kids enjoy??