Are you having mashed potatoes for dinner? Kids love to explore textures, and what could be mushier and more fun than playing with their own mashed-up tattie?

What you need

Plastic bowl

One potato – cooked and cooled

Fork

Benefits

Improves hand eye coordination

Develops sensory skills and discovering different textures

And don’t forget, the everyday things you do together make a big difference and can help your child to grow up healthier and happier.

How long will it take?

10 mins

What to do

  1. Put the potato in the bowl and let your child squash it with the fork.
  2. They might get mash on their hands, on their faces and on the table, but it’s all part of discovering what new things feel like.

    bowl of mashed potatoes