- 75 minutes
Learning the five senses helps children better explore the world around them. This fun-filled lesson helps students gain a better understanding of sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell.
Students will be able to identify and describe the five senses.
Introduction (15 minutes)
- Tell the students you are going to talk about their five senses.
- Ask if anybody can tell you the five senses.
- Review the senses and what they do, then play the Five Senses video.
- Have students just listen to the words, then play it again and allow them to join in with the singing.
Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (15 minutes)
- Give the students the chance to tell you what they know about their five senses. Write down their answers on the chart paper.
- A student will give you a sense and what it is used for. Another student will give you an example of that sense being used.
Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (15 minutes)
- Make five groups with your students.
- Assign to each group one of the senses.
- That group will be in charge of completing the worksheet that goes with their sense and reporting back to the class.
Independent Working Time (10 minutes)
- Have students complete the My Five Senses worksheets on their own.
- Once all the students have completed the worksheet, have them check their answers with nearby peers.
- Enrichment: Have advanced students write the names of things that go with each sense.
- *Support: Provide struggling students with one-on-one assistance.
Related Books and/or Media
- VIDEO: Senses Song video by Have Fun Teaching
Assessment (10 minutes)
- Give each student a folded piece of paper.
- Ask students to draw a picture for each sense in each box. They should make sure to include the names of the senses.
Review and Closing (10 minutes)
- To close out the lesson, have the students tell you the senses.