For this activity, you'll need enough apples in three colors to provide a tasting wedge for each child. You'll also need a simple three-section chart along with markers, stickers or stampers to record the data obtained by tasting.
Prepare a simple chart showing three different types of apples. Using color names can work on a chart if you do not have specific apple pictures available.
Explain that while they are all still kinds of apples, different varieties have different colors, smells and tastes.
Cut the apples so there is a taste of each kind for each child. Explain that after they smell and taste the apples, they can decide which one they think tastes the best.
After taste-testing, have the children make a stamp or tick mark under their favorite apple. Analyze the chart with the children and compare the sets. Determine which apple got the most votes.