Friday, September 20, 2013

5 {Senses} for Friday!

This week was fantastic!  Our theme was the 5 senses.  We tasted, smelled, listened, touched, and looked to complete our activities.  Of course, we used shaving cream and scented playdough to help awaken our senses.
 Mr. Potato Head helped us label what body parts we use to discover the world around us.

To learn about our sense of smell we soaked cotton balls with different oils/extracts/flavorings/powdered kool-aid and placed them in baby food jars.  We had corresponding pictures for our little ones to choose from.  Once the scent was identified, the little learners bingo dotted the square next to that picture.
In the afternoon {our older pre-k learners} we also played a matching game with different scents.  We paired up two of the same smells by placing scented soaked cotton balls in snack size baggies.  One group of learners had to compare the different smells and find the partner with the matching scent.  It was great fun!

If you would like your own copy of  'What's That Smell?' Click HERE or on the picture.

You can find the patterns to make your own 5 senses potato peep HERE.
We also taste tested lots of different kinds of food, which isn't always easy for little ones!  We were so proud of how brave they were!
I found this idea on Pinterest and thought it was a great way to reinforce what we learned this week.
We added textured wallpaper and/or sandpaper hands to show the sense of touch, bells for ears to show  hearing, wiggle eyes, licorice mouth, and a scented cotton ball for smell.  
Boy howdy, did we learn a lot this week!
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Thanks for reading!  Have a great day.  :)

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  1. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun this week!!! Thanks for sharing!


  2. Looks like so much fun! I'd have never thought about using Mr Potato head as a learning aid for this, absolutely fantastic!

    Best wishes,

  3. Great lesson plan! I love the idea of 'cotton balls in the baggie' idea! That will definitely make the smell last longer, without fading out.

  4. These ideas are great! Thanks for sharing!

  5. My grandmother runs a Maple Valley preschool. I'll have to tell her about this idea! What a great way to help the little ones learn.