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Teaching kids about the five senses can be so much fun. There are a lot of great five senses activities for kids. Today I want to share some we have done as well as a new printable set of books I have created to teach kids about each of the five senses.
What Are the Five Senses?
Humans have five senses. They are seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and touching. A sense is a physical experience that occurs with different organs of your body and then information is sent to your brain to be processed. Our senses are pretty incredible and I love helping kids learn about them.
Five Senses Activities for Kids
Following are some activities for each of the five senses that you can use in your lessons. Also, I have a little easy-reader book for each individual sense to help kids further understand them.
Activities for the Sense of Sight:
Try some Optical Illusion Drawings (There are some cool ones in my Math Art Book)
Go on a color scavenger hunt!
Print these fun I-Spy pages.
Try some of these Rainbow Experiments for Kids
Activities for the Sense of Hearing
Try this fun Magic Ear Trick
Make a homemade rain stick.
Make a sound guessing game for your kids! (check out ouse of the YouTube videos on this.)
Activities for the Sense of Smell
Have a blindfolded smell test of common smells.
Try making some homemade bath bombs~ Coconut-Lemon Bath Bombs
Activities for the Sense of Taste
Have a blind folded taste test.
Taste different seeds with The Seeds We Eat- Nature Science activity
Try this Kitchen Chemistry: Cake Experiment
Activities for the Sense of Touch
Try this tapioca pearl sensory play.
Five Senses Books for Kids
Now more about these fun Easy Reader books I put together. Each of these books has 8 pages. Each book explains the sense in easy to understand terms for young readers. There are some pictures of the anatomy of how the sense works if you want to dive a little deeper, too!
I have been working on a series of these easy reader books for a few weeks now and have loved making them. See the others I have made so far: Astronaut Easy Reader Book, What is a Paleontologist? Easy Reader for Kids, Garden Themed Kindergarten Reading Book
Want to download this 5 senses Easy reader set?
You can find this printable set in my shop.