Teaching the Five Senses to Preschoolers

Teaching the Five Senses to Preschoolers

Teaching the Five Senses to Preschoolers! Children learn about the world around them through the five senses. The five senses of the body are smell, sight, taste, touch and hearing. The best way to teach children about these five senses is by teaching them to use these senses. Teach the ‘Five senses poem’ by Risa Jordan which is given below: I see with my eyes, I hear with my ears, Two eyes, two ears. I taste with my mouth, I smell with my nose, One mouth, one nose. I touch with my hands, I feel with my toes, Two hands, ten toes. My senses tell me I’m truly alive. Senses, one-two, three, four, five! Mentioned below are 5 activities that can be done to teach children about the five senses: 1. Take various objects and ask children to smell these things. You can use a variety of pleasant and unpleasant smells. These could be flowers like roses, oranges, perfume or even soap. With practice, they will be able to identify objects based on their smells. Another activity that can be undertaken is dim the lights of the room and ask children to maintain silence. Then ask children to notice all the sounds that they might be hearing, this could be the sound of the fan or that of the period bell, someone walking by or clapping. 2. Help children create sound shakes. Take two paper plates and stick them together leaving a little opening to insert things in it. Now take two-three things that can make a sound like some coins, paper clips, kidney beans and marbles. Insert these things in each different opening and ask children to observe the sounds from it. 3. Take children out for a walk and ask them to notice everything around them. Once back in the class, let them take turns to tell you what all they saw. This activity is a great way to improve memory skills and can be a good alternative for outdoor learning. 4. Get materials having a different texture to class and ask children to touch the same. A collection of fabrics including cotton, satin and silk can be used to teach kids the difference between soft, rough and smooth. You can use stones and a piece of marble to show them the difference of hard and smooth. 5. Taste Test is the best way to make children learn a sense of taste. Use a variety of items like a piece of lemon for sour, a piece of chocolate for sweet, salted nuts for salty and some chips for spicy. Try different items every week and watch children develop a sense of taste.




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