"Our Five Senses"
February 2016 Curriculum Plan
Read: "Touch and Feel:123 "
Read: "The Eye Book" by Dr. Seuss
Read: "I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!" by Dr. Seuss
Read: "The Nose Book" by Al Perkins
Read: "The Ear Book" by Al Perkins
Read: "A Taste of Honey" by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
Purpose: Expose children to oral language and books.
Sing: “The Five Senses Song”
Sing: “My Five Senses”
Sing: “What Can I See…?”
Fingerplay: “This Little Piggy Went to the Market”
Fingerplay: “I Use My Five Senses”
Fingerplay: “Our Five Senses”
Purpose: Provide exposure to rhyme for language development.
Roll or kick sensory balls or objects on the floor
Shake wristbands with bells
Splash water with our feet or hands
Watch and/or reach for floating bubbles
Practice grabbing or feeling loofas
Practice grabbing our toes on our backs
Purpose: Experience with following directions; engaging gross and fine motor muscle groups.
Paint with our feet
Paint over our reflection on the wall mirror
Use ink pads to make hand prints or footprints on paper
Paint using a paper towel roll
Listen to different musical instruments
Purpose: Expose children to different ways of artistic expression through their senses.
Science/Social Studies/ Math
Smell: Smell sensory jars with safe/various scents
Touch: Explore tactile posters on the floor
Sight and Touch: Explore colorful pasta
Hear and Sight: Practice counting with our fingers
Taste: Eat our food and/or our formula and/or breast milk
Hear: Listen to a story read by the teachers
Purpose: Experience natural environmental living things; engage their senses of touch; experience with basic numeration.