Tasting Expert

Tasting Expert

Immerse yourself in an unforgettable taste experience. Explore, taste and become a flavour expert!

Target: Counselors
Time frame: 30 to 60 minutes
Members: Everyone
Type of tool: Activities
Ages: 4 years, 5-6 years, 7-8 years, 9-12 years, 13 and Over
Group size: One group
Healthy eating


Are you ready for a taste adventure full of mystery?

All you need is one or more mystery foods, which you’ll have to get your campers to guess using their 5 senses! Guide them through a series of questions (see Tasting Questions in the PDF) to explore the different characteristics of each food.

Ask them:

  • “How would you describe this food? Is it colourful, strange, or maybe even funny?”
  • “Is it warm and comforting or cool and refreshing?
  • “Do you hear a mysterious little sound when you pick it up?
  • “Do you like the smell of this food?”

If your campers are at a loss for words, don’t hesitate to refer them to our Sensory Chart (see Appendix 1 Sensory Chart) to enrich their culinary vocabulary.

Are you ready to guide your campers through this tasting experience full of surprises? Download Tasting Expert!


  • Knowledge about healthy eating
  • Discovery of new foods
  • Sensory exploration


This activity aims to introduce campers to the world of food by engaging their senses and fostering a deeper understanding of food characteristics. Participants are encouraged to describe their sensory experiences, which can help them develop a rich and specific vocabulary related to food. The activity also aims to help campers understand their individual tastes without judgment and encourages them to try new foods.

Required material(s)

  • Food(s) that will be used during the tasting, with quantities adjusted to the number of campers
  • Paper napkin or plate for each camper
  • Printed version of the Five Senses Chart
  • Printed version of the Food Evaluation Sheet
  • Printed version of the Emotions Sheet
  • Knife and cutting board for chopping foods (if needed)
  • Scarf or bandana for campers 9 years old and up
  • Food Cards

Suggested variant(s)

You can use real food or the Power Up food cards to do this activity.