Happy Friday! We are always excited for Friday. It not only is the start of the weekend, but it also brings about another chance to link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching and share our Five For Friday for the week.
This week we have been learning all about the five senses. This is one of our favorite themes to teach. There are so many fun activities to help students learn about their five senses. Here is a little peek at what we accomplished this week.
One of this week’s sensory bins was a five senses apple themed sensory bin. We made this sensory bin using oats, apple cereal, and die-cut apples. We love this sensory bin because the kids not only get to explore the various textures but they also get to experience the smell of the sensory bin as well. Our kids have really seemed to enjoy this sensory bin this week. We may be pulling this back out again in the future!
Each of the kids had the opportunity to create their own smelly bottle this week. We had 4 different scents for them to choose from, coffee, cinnamon, lemon, and orange. The kids got to smell the different scents and choose their favorite. They then put some of the extract onto a cotton ball inside an empty water bottle and glued on the lid. We precut a small hole in each of the lids so that the kids could squeeze the bottle and smell their favorite scent.
It was very interesting to see which scent each child chose as their favorite! After all was said and done they got to take their smelly bottle home to share with their family.
Along with our five senses smelly bottle exploration, the kids also got to do a taste test. Each child got to taste four different foods. Pretzels for salty, marshmallows for sweet, semi-sweet chocolate chips for bitter and sour gummy worms for sour. After tasting each of the four foods we graphed our favorites as a class.
Of course the taste test was a hit with the whole class. I mean, what pre-k kiddo doesn’t like to snack?!
This week’s color of the week was red which meant we had an all red sensory bin. We used red straws which we cut to about an inch, red craft pom poms, and some red bowls. We really like creating one color sensory bins to help reinforce the colors we are learning each week.
It’s Friday! Enough said!
That wraps up our week. We hope you have enjoyed reading about our five senses activities. Make sure to come back next Friday to find out what we are learning about next week!