Five Senses Unit – The Sense of Taste
All week the kids have been waiting impatiently for the taste activities! LD remembered doing this three or four years ago and couldn’t wait!
We first talked about the tongue and where you sense different tastes. We made a cute tongue model and labeled the different areas.
I’ll show you how we put it together with a quick picture collage:
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Back to our activities! I pulled out a tray with different items and the kids had to decide what it tasted like–bitter, sour, salty or sweet. We used salt, sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cinnamon, powdered sugar, baking powder, lemon juice and Italian salad dressing.
We read the 5-Senses from the Series Read and Learn About Science (affiliate link) We have at least a dozen of the books in that series!
And we also watched the Magic School Bus episode. There is a Magic School Bus book on the 5 Senses too: The Magic School Bus Explores the Senses. (affiliate link)
The Five Senses Unit includes dozens of activity ideas from cut-and-paste and sorting activities and interactive notebook – lapbook pieces to engaging, fun activities to learn about your sense of sight, hearing, taste, smell & touch.
What age is the Five Senses packet for? This unit includes activities suitable for a homeschool family with a range of ages from PreK through early elementary (ages 4-10 or so). For example, younger kids can complete the tracing anatomy pages while older students can complete more detailed fill-in-the-blank student pages (or read the material independently). Here’s an example of what I mean with the Anatomy of the Eye worksheets:
Younger kids can start off the Five Senses Unit with some sorting or cut-and-paste activities.
Five Senses Unit
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