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Five Senses Mystery Bags

In this fun mystery bag lesson, students will practice using their five senses to describe objects to their peers. This can be used as a stand-alone lesson or as support for the Spring Senses Poem lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Spring Senses Poemlesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Spring Senses Poemlesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to use invented spelling to describe an object using their five senses.

Language

Students will be able to describe an object using their five senses with grade level words using visual and written supports.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
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  • Prewrite a simple five sense riddle on chart paper. For example, "I see swirling colors, I hear licking tongues, I taste chocolate, I feel icy cold, I smell sugary sweet cones" and post (covered so that the students cannot see before the lesson begins).
  • Introduce the lesson by showing a picture of a cookie and asking students to identify what they see.
  • Then ask the students to turn and talk to a partner to share what they can see in the picture (colors, textures, etc.).
  • Say, "You are using one of your five senses to describe the cookie: your sense of sight. Our senses are the way we understand and describe the world around us. Your other senses are your sense of smell, touch, hearing, and taste."