Adventure Ideas!



A Place for Everything

  • A Place For Everything
  • Use this tiny taste bud adventure to help little ones associate taste with the corresponding fruit or veggie and as a fun matching game to evolve their thinking skills!

    • Step 1:
      You will need 8 clean, empty Ella’s Kitchen® pouches, a pair of scissors and colored tape!
    • Step 2:
      Cut across the pouch top about 4 ½” up from the bottom
    • Step 3:
      Lay out 2 rows of 4 pouches
    • Step 4:
      Tape the pouches together, and then tape the two rows together. Add a border of tape around the edges to smooth out any rough spots and protect little fingers
    • For some extra fun, gather the fruits of veggies of each pouch and have your little one match each one to the corresponding square on the mat!
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Garden Fun!

  • Garden Fun
  • Help your little one learn where their favorite yummy foods come from!

    • Step 1:
      Gather a clean, empty plastic bottle cut about 2”-3” tall from the bottom; a few clean; empty Ella’s Kitchen® pouches; scissors; foam tape; soil; and a small plant

     

    • Step 2:
      Note that this part is just for mom and dad! Using our templates (or your own designs!), cut out a bunch of flowers + butterflies out of the empty Ella’s® pouch

     

    • Step 3:
      Using foam tape or glue, attach the flowers and butterflies to the outside of the bottle

     

    • Step 4:
      Fill with soil and plant your favorite spring veggie! Once grown, have your little one help you take them out and together taste the natural, freshly grown veggies!
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Float Your Boat

  • Float Your Boat
  • Sail away into the wild blue yonder + make mealtime fun with this tiny taste bud adventure!

    • Step 1:
      You will need a clean, empty Ella’s Kitchen® pouch with the top cut off, scissors, tape and a toothpick
    • Step 2:
      Cut across the pouch about 1 ¼” – 1 ½” up from the bottom of the pouch. Then cut off the corners. Just be careful not to cut past the sealed part of the pouch. You may want to round the edges a little to keep it safe for little fingers!
    • Step 3:
      Pull apart to create a self-standing Ella’s® sailboat that floats in water! Optional: cut a flag from the top of the pouch, thread onto a toothpick and tape this to the inside of the boat
    • Step 4:
      Fill with yummy snacks and enjoy! Or make a fleet for bath time fun!
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Too Hot, Too Cold, Just Right!

  • Too Hot, Too Cold
  • Temperature plays a big role in what your little one likes and doesn’t like! Here’s a simple tiny taste bud adventure you can do to help discover which temperature is just right for your little one!

    • Step 1:
      Gather three spoons and your little one’s favorite Ella’s® pouch!
    • Step 2:
      Squeeze a spoonful of Ella’s® into each spoon
    • Step 3:
      Place one spoon in the fridge, one at room temperature, and warm up the last spoon in the microwave
    • Step 4:
      Feed to your little one and see which temperature is just right for them!
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Smelly Sponges

  • Smelly Sponges
    • Step 1:
      Gather two or three new sponges, scissors, food smelling liquids (such as lemon or cherry juice), a bowl to hold fruit juices, and the fruits of those juices
    • Step 2:
      Cut sponges into round circles about the size of your palm
    • Step 3:
      Dip sponges in fruit juice bowl and set to dry
    • Step 4:
      Share with little one. Allow them to sniff and taste, then point to the real fruit
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Mystery Box

  • Mystery Box
  • This adventure helps to associate touch and recognition with yummy foods!
     

    • Step 1:
      You will need 2 to 4 boxes, and a mix of 2 to 4 veggies or fruits. Note! If you are using a banana, make sure it’s really ripe so it smells super bananay for your baby!

     

    • Step 2:
      Place 1 fruit or veggie in each box

     

    • Step 3:
      Have little one touch and then taste each box’s fruit and veggie!
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Rattle N’ Roll

  • Rattle N Roll
  • This adventure will help teach your little one cause and effect as well as recognition and motor skills!

    • Step 1:
      Gather an empty bottle, bottle cap + pasta or rice (we also used dried peas and red lentils for color!)

     

    • Step 2:
      Fill bottle with dried pasta or rice and tighten cap for a homemade rattle
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Yummy Cubes

  • Yummy Cubes
  • This tiny taste bud adventure is a super yummy activity for you and your little one to enjoy together! Try with Apples + Strawberries, The Yellow One, and Mangos Mangos Mangos!

    • Step 1:
      Gather rubber ice cube molds and Ella’s Kitchen® purees

     

    • Step 2:
      Fill ice cube molds with Ella’s Kitchen® purees and freeze

     

    • Step 3:
      Pop out and use as smoothie mixers or teething treats for tiny teeth! For the extra little, put the treats in a mesh bag before giving it to them to suck on.
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Seasonal Sensorial

  • Seasonal Sensoral
  • Help your little one learn to differentiate the tastes of the season!

    • Step 1:
      Gather a strawberry, a spoonful of the apple + strawberry one, a broccoli, a spoonful of pears + peas + broccoli, and a carrot with a spoonful of apple carrots + parsnips

     

    • Step 2:
      Line up each fruit and veggie next to their corresponding spoonful

     

    • Step 3:
      Have your little one touch and feel the fruit/veggie then eat the spoonful
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Sweet Sounds

  • Sweet Sounds
    • Step 1:
      Make the hole in the center of a nibbly fingers or yum yummy box bigger

     

    • Step 2:
      Tape on 3 pieces of string.

     

    • Step 3:
      Moms! Play this instrument on the high chair for little ones or show them how to play it on their lap!
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