K4: Exploring the Five Senses

Friday, May 31, 2013

Since it was a holiday week, we took it easy and had fun with lots of reading and hands on activities.  We did work on her basic K4 work (I just didn't catch her in action),  but I did catch her playing a few games and reading to her sister. :-)

She loves this number identification activity.  I write about 20 numbers on a dry erase board (in no particular order) and she has to name the number and then gets to erase.  


Her words this week were get and new.  Here she was given some letter tiles in a pile and had to spell them from memory and tell me the word. 


Then, we played Busytown Eye Found It!


It's always sweet when I catch the girls like this.
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Now...to the five senses!  We explored our sense of smell by using a variety of finds from the pantry.

We used peanut butter, cinnamon, almond extract, molasses, thyme, vanilla extract, nutmeg, cumin, orange extract and coconut oil.

Then, we tried our sense of taste.  I set out some sugar, kosher salt, dark chocolate cocoa powder and lemon juice.


 Naturally, the sugar seemed to go over well and salt wasn't too bad. 


But, the lemon juice and cocoa powder...not so much.  :-)



We took a listening walk through the woods and heard many different creatures like: birds, grasshoppers, bees, wind and dogs.  Abby made some interesting finds and collected several treasures.




To explore our sense of touch, we made Gak!  Click here to read my full post on how to make it.  In less than 5 minutes you will have a fun creation that will provide HOURS of fun.  Abby has been playing with it all week!


Abby also played our Touch and Feel Sensory Bag Guessing Game.  To see how we played, click here.


For more activities to help explore the five senses, check out my Pinterest board.

10 comments:

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    1. Thank you so much, Angel. I'm headed over now to check it out.

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  2. Your homeschool filled day sounds like such fun and my daughter LOVES making Gak. We made hers lime green which is her favorite color.

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer! The Gak was a great project for us and was the highlight of Abby's week!

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  3. Thanks so much for sharing! I love the homemade gak recipe idea! Definitely plan on using it!

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    1. Hope you enjoy it as much as we have. :-)

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  4. I love the way you set up that tasting activity. Such a simple way to taste all of the items, without anything getting too messy. I also love your sensory bag idea. I'll have to add that to my 5 Senses lesson plan.

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    1. Thanks! We enjoyed both the tasting and sensory bag activities. They were so simple to put together which is always a plus, but even more fun to watch her reactions. :-)

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  5. What a great week!! Thank you for sharing on Sharing Saturday!!

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    1. Thanks, Carrie. We had alot of fun with the activities!

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