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My Five Senses

Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Science Activities for Children 3 to 6
Center:

Science/Discovery/Nature

Topic:

Senses

Content:

Science

Area:

Cognitive

Age:

Kindergarten

Interaction:

Large Group

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Materials:

Blackboard and chalk or chart paper and markers
Container filled with a variety of objects
Hearing: drum, alarm clock, bell
Tasting: apple, other foods or drinks
Smelling: flower, perfume, old shoe
Seeing: pictures of a star, moon and sun
Feeling: stuffed animal, balloon, textured material
such as sandpaper



Instructions:

1. Ask the children to close their eyes and pretend that they are outdoors in a park. Encourage
them to describe what they see, such as squirrels in trees and clouds in the sky. Similarly, discuss
what they smell, feel, taste and hear.
2. After they open their eyes write “Five Senses” on the board or easel. Ask the children to
describe what the words mean. Help explain that these are the abilities to see, hear, taste,
smell and feel. List these “sense” words on the board, pointing to your eyes, ears, mouth,
nose and hands as you write and discuss the words.
3. From a box or large bag invite one child at a time to remove an object; as a group discuss
the “sense” used with that particular item.


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