Toddlers and preschoolers will love these ready made and self correcting 5 senses printable and online games. They include relevant 5 senses words that kids can relate to and imitate. These five senses matching game slides are perfect for kids who are learning all about their senses and need a visual guide.
The five senses are one of the most important things to teach preschoolers because they are the basis for everything we learn.
Children learn best by doing, touching, tasting, hearing and seeing. When children explore their senses with hands-on activities, they become more aware of how different objects feel, sound and taste.
A great way and a fun way to teach kids all about the 5 senses is to teach them the body parts song, or play Simon Says. They always love games like these.
They will learn all about the sense of smell by smelling flowers or they will learn all about the sense of touch by touching sensory items.
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Fun activities for senses theme
One of my favorite ways to teach these skills is using senses activity that involves fine motor skills.
For instance, I used these clip cards with my special needs students to help them identify and discriminate between the different types of senses.
You could also use a printable book to describe the senses for sure! I like anchor charts that explain the senses.
In this bundle, I also included digital slides where you could potentially have kids learning all about each sense and then identifying these in real life.
They can for instance identify favorite things like to eat and then talk about taste.
What do we taste with? For sense of taste.
Some would say mouth and others the tongue and they are both the right answer in this instance. When kids identify the organ of which is needed to complete the sense – then they understand the concept.
Best ways to teach senses unit
The preschool curriculum is designed to help children learn and grow according to their developmental needs.
It is the most important time of a child’s life, as it provides them with the skills necessary for school and life.
A preschool curriculum should be designed to help children learn about their five senses in every aspect of their day.
The teacher can use sensory play and hands-on activities to teach about the five senses, such as using spices to teach about taste.
Have different items in class for kids to identify with, different things they can touch, smell and see.
Senses printable worksheets
I created this bundle of sensory activities and word cards to help my ESL and special needs kids understand the senses.
I have made two sets of these, one that is completely digital and one that is a printable which can be found on Teachers Pay Teachers.
The digital version is hosted on TinyTap and it is packaged in a fun game, similar to an app game. Kids will learn new things and objects related to all the senses.
You could also show the kids a fun video about the 5 senses. These games can be found right here on TinyTap in a mini course.
Its is so much fun and a great learning activity for using screens.
Printable pages 5 senses
Kids of all ages will love these 5 senses activities and worksheets.
The download link for these is right at the bottom (on TPT).