Learning The 5 Senses!

by Kathy Sykes on March 7, 2010 · 1 comment

Our second Pre-K class at the local museum focused on the five senses: hearing, seeing, smelling, touching and tasting. During the class, the kids got a chance to study art work that portrayed images that related to the five senses. We saw a painting with birds and oranges. The teacher of the class played bird sounds on her computer and had the kids identify what type of animal makes those sounds. There was also a “touch and feel” section of the class where the kids could determine if a dog felt smooth or hard or if the dog’s tongue was wet or dry.



The kids loved the sense of taste part of the class because they got to eat bitter dark chocolate, sweet chocolate, red hot tamales and lemons. Of course, juice had to be readily available after those tamales!!  At the end of the class, the kids were given clay in order to make their own sculpture of many textures. This was a great hands-on activity for the kids. Since Thomas has now been introduced to the “senses”, I can incorporate this into our homeschooling curriculum.

Although Thomas was a little restless during this Pre-K class, he did meet a few new friends who invited us to a park playdate right after the class ended.


It was a pretty good day!

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Rebecca at Toothwhale March 8, 2010 at 7:35 pm

That looks and sounds like a good class. Is it at the Hunter Museum? I haven’t been there. I like the preschool book My Five Senses by Aliki if you’re looking for books for at home.


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