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Fair Treats Early Learning

Have the children building language and exploring different experiences with treats from the fair.

A great way for infants to explore fair treats!

This activity will incorporate showing a visual of fair food.

Educators will give a piece of the food item (from the image) to the child and announciating "Mmmm."

As children becomes familiar with the activity, it is encouraged her to have each child imitate "Mmmm" sounds.


For this developmental activity you will need:

Images of treats found at the fair (icecream, cotton candy, hot dogs etc)

Toy foods

A variety of clean food containers

Learning Outcomes


Cognitive, Language


Receptive and Expressive Language, Number Sense, Quantity and Operations, Geometry and Spatial Sense


Exploration of treats from the the fair.


Step 1:

Sit with the child and show them a picture of treats they would find at the fair.  Show them the toy foods, offer a piece to the child and say “mmm”.  Expand on this by saying “The children are still hungry.  They want some more food.”

Step 2:

As the children become more familiar with the game, encourage them to imitate the “mmmm” sounds.

Step 3:

Allow the children the freedom to explore the toy foods and containers by taking the food in and out, by putting the lids on and taking them off and by shaking the containers.  Give children the space to discover new ways to use these items.

Activity Author

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Yasmeen Kamrani Sallam| Early Childhood Educator and Administrator

Meet Yasmeen Kamrani Sallam. Yasmeen is the Administrator of three preschools in Alameda, CA. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Human Resources & Marketing, a minor in Human Development specializing in Early Childhood Education, as well as a Master of Science in Early Childhood Education. She has over 20 years of combined experience in the classroom and administration. She believes children thrive in an environment filled with intention, beauty, curiosity, and wonder. Yasmeen's goal is to provide resources to empower educators, parents, and anyone for all things Early Childhood.

Playful Questions

What is the sound you make when something is yummy?

Can you show me your favorite food?

Can you put it in the container? Show them a few times how to do it.

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