Saturday, September 29, 2012
5 senses treasure hunt and a freebie!
This past week we studied the 5 senses. I was eager for something new to do that wasn't the same old lesson. My teacher friend, Bev Fleming, and I came up with an idea. We decided to create a 5 senses treasure hunt. We started with a plan to create 5 stations that the children would visit, each one dedicated to one of the 5 senses: 1. Hearing: We used a sound CD that came with an ABC sound bingo game and each child had a set of earphones. 2. Tasting: We used marshmallows and had the children shut their eyes and hold out there hand, then taste. 3. Touching: We placed smooth items inside a box with a small opeing cut out of the top. The children were told not to look into the box. 4. Sight: We used view finders, you could also use kaliedescopes or toilet paper rolls with pictures taped to the end, look through to the ceiling to see the picture. 5. Smell: We used garlic, pepper, pepperming extract and candy for the children to smell without removing the lids on the garlic and pepper. We broke up our group of 23 students into groups of 4 and started each group in their respective station. We helped each group through the activity and then the students colored a box to show what they had seen, smelled, tasted, touched or heard on the recording sheet. We rotated the groups through each of the 5 stations and when we were finished we gave each student a treasure. For the tresure we put together a bag of small toys, whistles, fake glasses, flip frogs and some skittles. The kiddos were so excited and had great learning fun! Download the recording sheet on TpT for free! Use the link below: 5 Senses Treasure Hunt Recording Sheet