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Taste Test Challenge

Taste Test Challenge

(7th-12th Grades)

Number of Attendees:

How many did you plan or set registration for? Was it a drop-in?

This was a drop-in program. I planned for 20.  

 

How many did you actually have attend?

Twenty three teens showed up.

Length:

  • How long did you need to prep for the program?

30 minutes to buy supplies

30 minutes to create game card

20 minutes to set up the room

  • How long did the actual program take start to finish?

1 hour

Materials:

  • Plates
  • Napkins
  • Game cards
  • Pencils
  • Potato chips in various flavors (or you could choose another food)

Description of Program:

Put your taste buds to the test! We’ll have a variety of foods for you to try. See if you can guess what they are!

Instructions:

There are many different ways to run this program. I chose to use different flavors of potato chips, but you could do Oreo cookies, cereal, etc. I put the chips on numbered plates and recorded which kind were on each plate. As teens entered the program room I handed each a game card. They tried to guess what flavor each one was and also noted whether they liked each kind or not. As groups of teens finished guessing I told them the answers. Since it was a drop-in program I ended up having groups come in at slightly different times which worked out fine. Teens had a great time discussing the flavors.

Cost:

$25.00

Miscellaneous:

Next time I do something like this I’ll plan to make it a contest with a prize for the person who guesses the most correct flavors.

Submitted by:

Kim Iacucci (Teen Librarian at Fort Lee Public Library)

Kimberly.iacucci@fortlee.bccls.org

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