5 Senses Lessons, Activities, and Teaching Ideas

Resources and lesson plans for the Five Senses (Sight, Hearing, Smell, Taste, and Touch).

Benchmarks for Science Literacy (K-2):

  • People use their senses to find out about their surroundings and themselves. Different senses give different information.

Resources @ A to Z

Our Five Senses Teaching Theme (Preschool-1)
Classroom photos and activity ideas for the 5 senses.

Eggs Filled With Sound-Five Senses (Preschool-1)
Plastic eggs will be filled with various objects and children will need to use their sense of hearing to figure out what is inside.

Sense You Asked! Writing Workshop Lesson (3-5)
A Cooperative Group Writing Workshop Lesson

Resources @ Other Sites

Activity Idea Place: Five Senses
Activities for art, math/science/games, and songs & group time for a 5 senses theme. 123child.com

Making Sense Of Your Senses
PDF format – A ten-day unit for kindergarten that introduces the scientific topic of the five senses.  coreknowledge.org

My Five Senses: Learning About My World
PDF Format – This unit provides kindergartners with a comprehensive exposure to their five senses and how these senses help them learn about their world. coreknowledge.org

Our Five Senses
Ages 3-6 – Have a day for each sense to discuss and create projects. ghbooks.com

School Rooms
As children play the School Rooms game, they reinforce their understanding of commonly used school terms in a fun, noncompetitive atmosphere. They also build awareness that their senses are constantly gathering information to help them navigate through the world around them. eduplace.com

Senses – Seed-n-Feed
Ages 3-6 – sensory table activity. ghbooks.com

Senses – Smelling Bee
Ages 3-6 – Children guess what scent is in each container.  ghbooks.com

Senses – The Touching Game
Ages 3-6 – Children identify objects by touching.  ghbooks.com

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