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Five Senses for Kids Lesson with FUN Hands-on Activities

Come explore the 5 senses for kids with this fun, engaginge five senses for kids lesson plan. with us as part of our 5 senses unit. We explore some great books, videos, learned about the sense of touch for kindergarten by making and edible skin layers project, hands-on sense of sight activities, dissecting a cow eye experiment and so much more. This is a five senses for kindergarten, preschool, pre-K, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders is a great way to learn about the sense of sight, sounds, taste, touch, and smell.

Come explore the 5 senses for kids with this fun, engaginge five senses for kids lesson plan. with us as part of our 5 senses unit. We explore some great books, videos, learned about the sense of touch for kindergarten by making and edible skin layers project, hands-on sense of sight activities, dissecting a cow eye experiment and so much more. This is a five senses for kindergarten, preschool, pre-K, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders is a great way to learn about the sense of sight, sounds, taste, touch, and smell.

5 Senses for Kids

Kids of all ages will have fun learning about the five senses for kids with this clever unit filled with lots of . There are so many 5 Senses activities to help kids understand hearing, smelling, seeing, touching, and tasting.  From an edible eyes senses activity to disecting a ow eye, ear drum experiment to books and videos on how your ears work – this unit is filled with engaging ways for kids of all ages to learn about how they perceive the world around them. This are so many fun books, clever projects, edible science and more with these ideas for teaching 5 senses to preschoolers, toddlers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students.

My Five Senses Book Free Printable

Five senses for kids

Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will love all these fun ideas to introduce children to their five senses. We have not only clever 5 senses activities for at home, in the classroom, or your homeschool coop – but we also have free 5 senses worksheets and 5 senses printables book to help guide young learners too.

? Sense of Hearing

First we used sense of hearing activities to learn about how we hear with our ears. We used these 5 senses activities for preschoolers and elementary age students to learn more:

  • Cup & String Telephone – You’ve probably seen this done in old classic movies, but what you may not know is it actually works. Keep the string taut and you’ll be amazed to hear the sound waves travel across the string.
  • Otoscope – Let kids get a look at the inside of a human ear using an otoscope.
  • Ear Drum Activity – Kids will be amazed to see how a loud noise near the model ear will make the ear drum vibrate.  (see the ear drum experiment)

? Sense of sight activities

Next we took a closer look at our eyes and our sense of sight with these books and activities:

  

Edible Eye Science Project for Five Senses

Sense of sight activities for preschool

The kids had a blast making their own Edible Eye Model. We used a clementine to represent the eye ball filled with vitreous humor liquid. We pushed a strip of licorice in the back of the clementine to stand for the optic nerve. then we added a black olive to the opposite side to stand for the puil and covered the front with plastic wrap to make the cornea.
Dissecting a Cow eye in homeschool science

Eye Experiments

How cool is this? We actually dissected a cow eye! The kids were having so much fun and were not grossed out at all. It was fascinating!
We cot this cow eye dissection kit for only $7.20.
 

? Sense of Touch for Kindergarten

One of our favorite senses we studies with the sense of touching where we took a look at skin. You will love all these fun, hands on skin projects.

  • Edible Skin –  layer of mini marshmallows, followed by red jello, and fruit roll-up with holes for pores with licorice hair sticking through the pores.
  • Touch Bags – We put a variety of item sin brown bags for the kids to touch and try to determine what they were: pine cones, slime, feather, sugar, etc.
  • I can feel by touching – The kids traced their hand and glued on items alongside the words they wrote – sensation the skin can feel: bumpy (pasta), smooth (foil), hard (bean), rough (sand paper), and soft (cotton)
five sesnses skin science projects for kids

Sense of touch activities for preschool

Touch Bags were so much fun for the kids to explore! Then we did a I can feel by touching hand art to explore different sensations they can feel. Finally, we all took our finger prints to see how they were all different.

amazing edible skin skin project

Edible skin layers project

The kids were so excited to eat this edible skin! It was a great review and such a fun treat.

? Sense of smell activities

There was less for our smelling unit than our others, but we had fun smelling a variety of different things like cocoa, grass, perfume, and more with a fun smelling activities for preschool.
Plus we read this book and watched this informative video.

? Sense of Taste Activities

To finish it up we explored the sense of taste with these sense of taste activities for preschool. We discovered how different areas of the tongue could “taste” different parts and experimented by trying different types of food from sweet to savory.
We learned that different animals can taste more or less. Sharks can taste the most of any animals and chickens taste the least. So interesting.
We also read this tasting book and watched this video about the tongue:
Learn about the tongue and tasting with this video for kids.
This fun hands-on human body for kids activity is such a fun way to learn about our amazing bodies! These free printable Human Body Playdough Mats are a fun way for kids of all ages to learn about what is inside our body. Children will make a play doh human body with these playdough mats to learn about our  bones, skeletal system, muscles, organs, play doh digestive system, and more! Use these playdough mats as part of a study of the human body for kids study with toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade students. Kids will love that they can add the body parts to the free playdough mats making it a truly hands on science activity. ear-science-project skeletal system worksheet Kids will have fun learning about the skeletal system for kids with these fun, hands-on skeletal system project ideas for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th graders. From Lego brick skeletal system activities and candy skeletal system, to Playdough skeletal system and skeletal system printables - we have lots of creative skeletal system project ideas.

Human Body Activities

We continued exploring the five senses with these grade school and human body preschool activities:
  • Grab this free printable 5 senses preschool printables to explore the senses of sight, taste, sound, smell, and touch
  • Human Body human body playdough mats – lots of choices to learn about various systems of the body including simple for preschoolers, skeletal system, organs, muscles, nerves, and more!
  • Teach kids about human cells for kids with hands on activities, free printable reader, human cell worksheets, and more!
  • Human Body Printables makes a printable book that teaches students all about their heart, brain, muscles, cells, skin, bones, lungs, stomach, intestines, and bladder
  • 4 EPIC Skeletal System Project ideas for kids – using things like pasta, life saver gummies, lego, and more you can learn about the human body in a fun memorable way

Learn about the Parts of the Brain for Kids with this fun brain activity for kids and handy brain worksheets! Children will learn about the functions of the brain for kids as part of our human body lesson. Use this brain project with elementary age students in first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th garde students. Simply download pdf file with brain diagram for kids and you are ready to play and learn with hands-on human body activities for kids! This fun, hands-on lungs for kids lesson will help you make a working lungs model for kids using a plastic bottle and balloon. This human body for kids project is great for kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th garde, and 7th grade students. We will show you how to make a lung model that will help children understand how this important organ works with a human body activity for kids! Learn about the human heart for kids with this fun lesson on the human body for kids! Kids will learn information, discover how to make a heart model out of playodugh and a working heart science project plus review what you've learned with our free printable heart labeling worksheets. These human body activities for kids are fun for elementary age kids in first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, and 7th graders too. Simply download pdf file with label the heart worksheet and you are raedy to learn about the heart for kids! If you are learning about the human body for kids you have probably explores the bones, muscles, and important organs like the heart, brain, and lungs. Now it's time to explore blood for kids! This hands-on activity and EASY blood model is a great visual of what makes up blood while being a silly blood activity for kids at the same time! Your preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grad, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th graders will love this human body activity for kids!

100 Amazing Food experiments for summer science with kids  Learn how to make these beautiful chromatography flowers using coffee filters and markers. This is both a fun art project AND a simple science experiments for kids that explores colors while making pretty craft flowers for spring and summer.  This STEAM project is the perfect spring activity for toddler, preschoolers, pre k, kindergarteners, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders. Easy Ping Pong Ball Bernoulli's experiment water-balloon-science-experiments

Science for Kids

Looking for lots more fun, science experiments for kids? You’ve GOT to try some of these outrageously fun science experiments for kids! We have so many fun, creative and easy science experiments for elementary age children:

Animal Classifications for Kids Cootie Catchers  This amazing color changing slime is going to blow your mind! This heat sensitive slime will actually change color as your kids touch it because it is heat sensitive! This is a super cool project for kids you MUST TRY! Must try summer activity for kids to add to their summer bucket list  Looking for a really fun and memorable science experiment for kids? You will love these EPIC pop rocks experiment. Try this pop rocks science experiment with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade students to try a simple chemical reaction. This Whether you try this pop rocks science experiments for homeschool science, at a science birthday party, or as part of a summer science project - this is a MUST try,  really cool science experimentkids will LOVE. Looking for that really cool science experiment for kids that grabs kids attention, teaches, and makes them say WOW! This squishy circuits project is fun and easy to do with a kid-approve Lego theme to keep preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students engaged. All you need are a few simple materials to try this Electricity Science Experiments and you are ready to play and learn! There are so many fun variations for this electricity experiments for kids

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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