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10+ Fun Ways to Teach Your Kids About the 5 Senses

Our five senses are extremely beneficial to our everyday lives because they help us to identify the things around us and they help us to understand the world around us. Teaching kids about the five senses can be a lot of fun and hands-on! Here are some ways to help kids understand and to teach them how to use their five senses!

10+ Fun Ways to Teach Your Kids About the 5 Senses - Teaching kids about the five senses can be a lot of fun and hands-on! Here are some ways to help kids understand and to teach them how to use their five senses!

Create a Sensory Board

You can make your very own sensory board and attach different things to it to cater to each of the five senses! Here are some examples you can use for your sensory board but feel free to use anything you have around the house or what your kids would love the most.

Taste: Glue a small jar or cup to the board and place some sort of simple candy in it, like m&m’s, skittles, or jelly beans!
Touch: For touch get some sort of textured item and glue it to the board, or you could even get a couple different items with different textures so they can feel the difference. (cotton, sandpaper, or playdough)
Smell: You can choose anything you want to attach for smell, whether that be something sweet or something stinky! Up to you!
Sound: For sound you could attach something like a bell that is attached to a string so they can ring it to hear the ringing noise the bell makes.
Sight: Sight is pretty simple, you can attach anything! Or you could attach a picture search, which if you don’t know what that is..it’s a picture that has a whole lot of stuff going on in the picture and they have to search for certain objects within the picture.

Set up a Senses Tables Game

You can make a game out of the different senses to help them learn! Set up a table with different things for each sense and have them identify the items. For every table besides the sight one, blindfold them. It is said if you take away one of your senses, the others are heightened. Here are some examples you can use for your sensory board but feel free to use anything you have around the house or what your kids would love the most.

Taste: Set out different food items and have them taste each one and identify what they are eating. You could do various things, like a piece of candy, then a carrot, and things like that.
Touch: Get things with different textures and have them simply feel around and try to figure out what they are holding
Smell: Similar to taste, just set out a few different items and have them smell each one and try to figure out what each one is. You can do different categories with this one as well.
Sound: Get a few different simple instruments or things that make sound and let them listen and try to figure out what each one is!
Sight: For a sight activity, you could hide things all around the room and have them have to look around to find things! Do a scavenger hunt!

There you go! Here is a couple different ways to teach kids all about the five senses that we use everyday to experience the world! Want some more ideas? Check out these amazing ideas from other bloggers:

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Tara is a blogger and a homeschooling mom, who lives with her fiancée and 3 kids in Southern California. A Spectacled Owl was started in June 2012 because Tara loved entering giveaways on other blogs & wanted to do the same thing for other people. It's quickly grown & turned into much more than she could ever have imagined.
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