I cooked a batch of potatoes today, and Red helped me mash them. When we were done, I put some in a bin and let him play. It was a great sensory experience, because it involved not only touch and smell but also taste!
He really enjoys playing with his animal figurines, so we brought them over and let them take a walk in the ‘snow.’ The potatoes were very moldable, and we made snowballs and snowmen out of it too.
It was nice to let him play freely, tasting and all.
When he was done, he went to the sink to give the animals a bath.
So I guess sometimes it’s okay to play with your food!