My Five Senses

  • Kindergarten
  • Science
  • 75 minutes
  • 5.0 based on 1 rating
August 1, 2015
by Nichelle Neal

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.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify and describe the five senses.

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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.

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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.

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