THE FIVE SENSES LESSON PLAN
five senses, touch, sight, smell, hearing, taste, adapt, paralysis, independent, visual impairment, hearing impairment
• Allergy Project Form
• Various Foods & Liquids (i.e. lemon juice, sugar, salt, etc.)
• A cloth
• The Five Senses Lesson and Worksheet Printable
• The Five Senses Activity Printable
The Five Senses Lesson Introduction
Read aloud from the Five Senses Worksheet. Students can read directly from the worksheet lesson. Have students:
• Name the five senses
• Discuss what each sense does
Ask your students about the lesson they have just read. Use the following questions as a guide:
• Why do you think we have five senses?
• What happens if a person loses one of their senses?
Have students answer the questions after reading about the five senses. Once everyone has answered the questions have students exchange papers and grade them. Go over each answer and encourage students to ask questions.
Once students have completed the Five Senses worksheet pass out the
five senses activity sheet. Each child should get an activity sheet. You should send an Allergy Project form home with each student. List the kind of foods you'll be letting each child taste. You should have the parent sign the form if they want their child to participate and leave a space for any allergies the child may have.
If the child is allowed to participate have them take turns fastening a cloth around their eyes. Place the food or liquid on their tongue. See if they can identify what it is and where on their tongue they can taste each item. Children that do not have approval or have allergies can team up with a partner to help them answer each question.
Based on where they taste each item they should be able to identify whether the food is salty, sweet, bitter, or sour.
Once the activity has been completed have students compare their answers. Discuss each item and what the
correct answers are. If a student misjudged an answer find out why they believe the food was salty instead of sweet or bitter instead of sour since taste buds differ for each person.
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