Babies Walkers to 2 2s to 3s 3s to 4s

Overview and benefit

This activity uses some of the guess the sound sounds, to help children learn more about different types of food.

Equipment required

  • Guess the sounds & matching pictures


Up to three weeks

How it works

Children listen out for the sound and then run to the relevant picture on the wall. They then try to make the sounds themselves and discuss what they know about the food or action.

What to do in the class

Put four or five pictures of food or related food activities around the hall. Explain to the children that we are going to hear different sounds of things to do with food and they have to spot which one they can hear.

Now play one of the sounds and encourage children to identify it and then run to the relevant picture. When you get to the picture ask the children what sound it was. Ask the children something about the food or action.

Now play another sound and repeat the activity.

Possible sounds to choose:

  • Eating crisps
  • Cutlery
  • Sausages sizzling
  • Pouring a fizzy drink
  • Microwave
  • Shopping
  • Teapot

Training Video

What’s That Noise Food-1 from MAD Academy on Vimeo.


Don’t use this activity if you are doing Guess the Sounds in your Listening and Communication Unit this half term.