Gustatory: Activities all ages

The following strategies are suitable for most students, particularly those with sensory difficulties. Each strategy can be adapted to complement the students’ curriculum and individualised education plan. Remember, these are just a few examples of sensory strategies that can be incorporated into various classroom lessons and activities.

Experimenting with temperature:

  • Comparing ice cubes and frozen fruits to water and room temperature fruit
  • Comparing states of matter e.g. raw egg to cooked egg

Experimenting with texture:

  • Comparing chewy, crunchy, dry, soft and moist foods

Sucking and blowing activities:

  • Blowing bubbles
  • Sucking and blowing paint or coloured water from straw
  • Using some musical instruments e.g. the recorder
  • Blowing paper football or feather