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January 26, 2013

12 Games and Activities to Teach Children about the Five Senses

Learning about the Five Senses

12 hands on games and activities to teach children about the five senses

Last fall I did an All About Me unit with my boys, JZ (5) and J-Bug (3).  Our favorite activities were the games we played to learn about the five senses. 

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  1. I love all of these ideas...definitely will have to try them with the kiddo! He'll especially get a kick out of having socks on his hands.

    1. Thank you Jessica! My boys loved the sock covered hands, too. :)

  2. What a great post with so many resources and ideas. I love it. We often use sensory bins to explore all five senses and this one is our absolute favorite. http://jennifischer.blogspot.com/2012/07/bees-sensory-bin-honey-painting.html

  3. Hi there, I hope to share these ideas with my parenting page fans on FB at www.facebook.com/ConsciousParentingApproach - thank you and keep up the good work!!

  4. Hi there, lovely ideas...hope to share soon with our fans on www.facebook.com/ConsciousParentingApproach - inviting you too to say Hello to us and share our parenting tidbits and tips, motivational/inspirational/fun quotes and photos!! :-)

  5. What a great selection of ideas to help kids really explore their five senses! I'm going to pin this for both my kiddo and my preschool class. Thanks so much! :)

  6. This is great!! I will definitely use this for my daughter and recommend to a friend that homeschools as well!! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Great ideas! I keep meaning to do some sense activities with the girls, so this will be a big help! Thanks for linking up to Mom's Library!

  8. So many great activities! I can't wait to try some. Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library!

  9. Just wanted to let you know, I will be featuring this at Mom's Library this week! Thanks again for sharing!

  10. oh wow, so many great idea's. Thanks so much for linking to Science Sparks. x


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