Sunday, April 12, 2015

5 Senses Fun!

Yikes!  It's already Sunday and it seems this has become a bad habit…..I'm just now getting to my Five for Friday post offered by Doodle Bugs Teaching.
This week, we began a 'Five Senses' unit.  This is one of my favorite themes to teach.  There are SO many fun things to incorporate into the little loves learning.

We began with the sense of sight.  One activity that brought lots of giggles was having a peer hide under a blanket while another little friend had to look around to see who was missing.  It was a great way to incorporate language and social skills, too.
As you can see the little learners LOVED this!
We also did some flashlight painting with the lights off, which was super fun for my loves.
Next, we explored the sense of touch.  Of course, shaving cream is a must.
We made texture boards for another activity to learn about touch.
 For the sense of sound, we painted with musical instruments attached to foam brushes.
This was a perfect example of how the process often is more important than the product.
They really, really enjoyed listening to the different sounds they could make by painting faster and slower.
We also matched sounds of objects hidden in plastic eggs.
We also played a 'Sounds of Home' lotto game to emphasize the importance of hearing.
For an art project that incorporates all the senses, we made this Potato Head creativity.
The little learners were amazing at being able to tell what senses they were using while making our Potato Heads.

You can find patterns, an emergent reader, and senses sort HERE.
We were on spring break during Easter, so on Monday the Easter Bunny came to visit.
It was a nice way to come back to school after a week off!

Thanks for reading!  Have a great day.  :)

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