Senses: Smell

This is the fourth part of our senses series, smell. We have done sound,  touch, and taste. Below are activities, printables, and book suggestions all about the sense of smell. Activities involving smell Bake/Cook something.  Compare the individual ingredients to all of them combined. Compare different spices. Guess what it is.  Solely rely on your sense of smell to guess what it is. Create scratch and sniff … Continue reading Senses: Smell

Senses: Taste

This is the third part of our senses series, taste. We have done sound and touch. Below are activities, printables, and book suggestions all about the sense of taste. Activities involving taste Bake something.  How does it taste before you eat it or after. Bite into a lemon.  Is it sweet or sour?  Does adding a little sugar make it any sweeter? Bite into a piece of chocolate.  Is … Continue reading Senses: Taste

Senses: Touch

This is the second part of our senses series, touch. If you missed Sound, you can go here!  Below are activities, printables, and book suggestions all about the sense of touch. Activities involving touch Take different types of fruit/vegetables, close your eyes.  Feel them with your fingers.  Do they feel soft or hard?  What shape are they?  Is the surface smooth or bumpy? Is it large … Continue reading Senses: Touch

Toddler Play: Water Table Discussion Questions

A water table is a great sensory tool.  The possibilities are endless for the table.  Here are a few questions that will help expand your childs water table education. What can we do with water? How can we collect water? Does water have a taste?  If so, what do you think causes that? How far can you make the water spray? What happens if you … Continue reading Toddler Play: Water Table Discussion Questions

Tips on Preparing a Stimulating Activity

Infants, toddlers, and children learn using all 5 senses.  They have a very short attention span, so when preparing an activity it needs to be stimulating. They love to use more than one sense, so create an activity that will use 2-3 senses. Children love to get involved and interact, make sure it is something that they can participate in. Create it based off of your child’s … Continue reading Tips on Preparing a Stimulating Activity

Creating a Sensory Environment

Learning about the 5 senses can be a lot of fun.  Below are some suggestions for ways to teach the 5 different senses Sound Wind: Pinwheel, windsocks Running water: ponds, bridge over a wet spot Instruments: Bottle to blow through, windchimes, birdhouses & feeders to attract song birds, dry leaves, sticks in paper bags Piping taped sounds outdoors Songs which encourage making nature noises Play … Continue reading Creating a Sensory Environment