Topic: Five Senses
o We have 5 senses.
§ Ears are used for hearing.
§ Noises can be loud or soft.
§ People who need help hearing use hearing aids.
§ Deaf people have ears that can’t hear.
§ We use our noses to smell.
§ When your nose is stuffy, you can’t smell.
§ Some things smell good, others yucky.
§ We use our eyes to see.
§ People wear glasses to help them see better.
§ If a person can’t see at all they are blind.
§ Binoculars, magnifying glasses can make things appear bigger or smaller.
§ We use our tongues for tasting.
§ The different types of taste: sweet, sour, salty, bitter.
§ We touch and feel with our skin.
§ We use gentle touches.
Provocations/Materials to Explore
o Surprise/ Feely box Different textures
o Sound shaker matching Multicultural instruments
o Voice recorder Mirrors
o Color tiles Texture puzzles
o Music Matching games
o Scent jars Texture board
Group Experiences/Investigations (Integrated Content Areas)
o What do we know about our senses?
o What is a nose? What does it do? Are they all the same?
o What is an eye? What does it do? How are they different?
o What is an ear? What does it do?
o How do we taste?
o How do you feel objects? Can we only use our hands?
o Listen to sound effects. What made that noise?
o Touch objects in surprise box, can you guess by touch only?
o Guess that smell?
o Baking Soda & vinegar volcano: What changes do you see occurring?
o Water colors on easels Food paint with shaving cream
o Finger paint on butcher paper Food collage on contact paper
o Frozen ice paintings Paint with salt added
o Play-dough with texture sticks Stamp pads with hammers
o Shaving cream Water color paint with Kool-Aid powder
o Spice collage Color on sandpaper with crayons
o Nose prints Paint with different textures
o Bubble wrap roller printing Puffy paint
o Mirror art Decorate binoculars
o Go on a sight walk or play “I spy…..” in the classroom
o Texture walk
o Marching band with instruments
o Tasting party
o What do we hear? Walk
- Eye doctor dramatic play