Experiencing our five senses is a fun unit we like to include in the winter months. It is interesting hearing the kids reaction to what they think the senses are and how they are used. I love how preschooler's minds work!
We spend time focusing on each sense and helping the kids discover more about each one.
sight....make binoculars and look for specific items, shapes, colors around the room.
hearing...make a shaker using beans and plastic cups, listen to music and play with instruments
taste...sweet, sour, salty taste test
touch...feeling different textures and learning to describe them, playing with play dough
smell...smelling different scents and seeing what smells good or bad, painting with koolaid/jello
Me and My Senses by Joan Sweeney takes you through a girls day as she uses her senses to figure out what's for lunch.
My Five Senses by Aliki is a simple text that helps kids learn what their five senses are and how they experience the world with their eyes, hands, nose, ears and tongue.
I Can See Just Fine by Eric Barclay is an adorable story about a little girl who doesn't realize she is having trouble seeing until she gets her new glasses and everything is clear!
The Eye Book by Theo LeSieg is Dr. Seuss's hilarious ode to eyes book. He takes children on a rhyming adventure exploring all the wonderful things their little eyes can see.
The Ear Book by Al Perkins is a similar style story about ears. A boy and his dog listen to the world around them.
Usborne Touchy-Feely books by Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells such as That's Not My Bunny, That's Not My Dolly, and That's Not My Reindeer just to name a few! The kids enjoy getting to interact and feel the textures as we read together.