After Easter, we had tons of dyed hard boiled eggs to eat. L wasn’t too fond of them, so I set up a food prep work for her to encourage her to keep tasting them.
First I showed her how to peel the egg. This requires concentration and fine motor control. Our dog thought she might want some help…
When she finished peeling the egg, she dumped the eggshells into the trashcan.
L’s favorite part was slicing the egg. It took quite a bit of pressure for her to push the slicer down all the way!
Finally, L got to taste the egg. She still didn’t really like it, but she at least tasted it each time she completed the work. Then she was allowed to offer it to Mommy and Daddy for a snack — in the classroom this is done with the other children as a lesson in grace and courtesy.