Welcome to Lesson 11 of Science Saturday with The Homeschool Scientist and Meet Penny as we work through Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology.
My children are extremely kinesthetic learners. So, when thinking about teaching the senses in this lesson, I wanted to get them moving.
5 Senses +1 Game Directions
There are three basic parts to this printable game that will help children learn the different senses of the body:
- Pictures of body parts to represent the place where the sense happens.
- “Sense” word cards with the six senses: hearing, taste, smell, touch, sight, and balance.
- “Sensation” cards giving an example of something our body would need to interpret using one of our senses.
Cut out the pictures representing the six senses and the cards. (I recommend printing them on cardstock.) Place the pictures around the room. Attach tape to the “sense” cards. Set the “sensation” cards aside.
As you discuss the senses, have the children find the correct picture and place the “sense” card with it.
Next, ask the children to stand up. Read the situation on each sensation card and have the children walk (or run) to the place in the room where the correct sense is labeled.
5 Senses +1 Game Variation
If you do not want the children running around the room, you can print a set of the pictures or “sense” word cards for each child and attach them to popsicle sticks. Have the children raise the appropriate sense when you read the “sensation” card.
Need more resources for teaching the 5 Senses +1?
- 5 Senses Sorting Game from Lakeshore Learning
- 5 Senses Poster Set (free) at Teachers Pay Teachers
- 5 Senses of the Human Body (video) on YouTube
- 5 Senses Sing-a-long on YouTube