5 Senses: Taste ( and Cute Tongue Craft)

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.

Five Senses Activities - Make your own tongue

I’ll show you how we put it together with a quick picture collage:

How we made a 3-D Tongue!Five Senses how to make a 3-D TongueNote: Scientists now say that this tongue map is inaccurate. Each taste bud has 50 to 100 specialized receptor cells that respond to different taste qualities.

New! Five Senses Packet: I recently released our Five Senses Unit. This 100+ page  Five Senses Packet.  This 100+ page Five Senses Unit has dozens of hands-on activities and detailed, colorful worksheets for learning all about the five senses – sight & the eye, hearing & the ear, taste & the tongue, smell & the nose, touch & the skin.

See more details about our 100+ page Five Sense Unit here or scroll down below. 🙂

Sense of Taste - The Tongue

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.

Five Senses Exploring the Sense of TasteClick here to save this for later on Pinterest:

Five Senses Unit Activities about the Sense of Taste

Fun Tasting Activity for Kids - Five Senses UnitWe 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!

My Five Senses Book Read-and-Find-Out-Why SeriesAnd 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)

5-Senses-MagicSchoolBusAnd here is more about our new Five Senses Packet!Five Senses Packet and Hands-On Activities

Five Senses Unit - sight hearing touch smell touch - Worksheets and Activities

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.

Five Senses Hands-On Activities

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:

Anatomy of the Eye Worksheet for Kids

Younger kids can start off the Five Senses Unit with some sorting or cut-and-paste activities.

Five Senses Sorting and Cut-and-Paste ActivitiesOlder students might want to start with an interactive notebook – lapbook activity or the Five Senses Booklet.

Five Senses - Interactive Notebook - LapbookFive Senses Printable BookletBecause this has just recently been released, the Five Senses Packet is  $5.99.

Five Senses Unit


Don’t forget to check your PayPal email address for the download link!

Five Senses Unit - Worksheets Sorting Cards Interactive Notebook Activities and More

Here are some other units for early elementary that might be of interest. You can see all of our available packets in Our Store.

$4.00 Dinosaur Unit (100+ pages – Multi-Age Packet: 50 pages for ages 3-6; 60 pages for ages 7-9) View Post or View image 1, image 2, image 3, image 4 lapbook, image 4

Dinosaur Unit - Activities Lapbook Games and MoreDinosaur Lapbook Activities Dinosaur Unit Activities DInosaur Do-a-Dots Activities Dinosaur Notebook Pages - Tracing Dinosaur Packet

$4.50 Where I Live Activity PacketMy galaxy, solar system, planet, continent, country, state, town, and home! Note: This packet has versions for students living in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia and New Zealand. – Quick Preview or visit post or view image

Where I Live Activities - galaxy, solar system, planet, continent, country, state, town, homeWhere I Live Booklet - US version

  $6.99 World Facts Packet – (70+ pages) Do your kids know the 4 largest countries? Which countries have the most people? The longest river? the largest cities? the most well-known world landmarks? This packet covers basic world and U.S. facts. We often started out the semester with a review of this material. 🙂 View image 1, image 2, image 3, image 4, image 5, image 6


The second part of the World Facts Packet covers geography land form terms from lakes, islands and peninsulas to the difference between bays, gulfs and sounds or between deltas & estuaries. It also includes a brief study of topographic maps.  Quick Preview for the World Facts Packet Geographic Features image 1, image 2, image 3, image 4

World Facts Packet - Geography Landforms

$4.99 Water Cycle Unit  Quick Preview or visit post or view image

Water Cycle Unit

$0.00 $5.99 Clouds, Winds & Weather Packet AND the Natural Disasters Packet  visit post, image 1, image 2, image 3, image 4

Clouds Winds Weather Worksheets - Packet

Floods, mudslides, tsunami, hurricanes, blizzards, drought, wildfires – This packet does not cover earthquakes, volcanoes, plate movement or the ring of fire because we covered that in great detail in our Earth Science Packet. More details of the Natural Disaster Packet here. image 1, image 2


$4.99  Environmental Studies: Trash and Recycling Unit  Quick Preview or visit post or view image

Trash and Recycling Activity Trash and Recycling Booklet

$5.99 Simple Machines Unit Quick Preview or visit post or view image

Simple Machines Unit

$0.00 FREE Living Nonliving Cards and Worksheets (More info here)

FREE - Living Nonliving Unit - Cards Worksheets Notebook PagesAnimal BUNDLE: If your kids like animals as much as mine did at that age, you might check out our Animal BUNDLE. These packets are also sold separately.  See this Animal BUNDLE page for more details.

  $19.99 NEW: Big Animal BUNDLE – 1) Animal Unit, 2) World Animals Packet, 3) Rainforest Packet, 4) Life Cycles Packet, 5) Winter Packet More details here or view image.

Big Animal Bundle

Animal-Unit-100-pages-worksheets-feathers-fur-scales-skin-vertebrates-invertebrates-insects-spidersFeathers Fur Scales or Skin Worksheets and Sorting Cards

$7.99 U.S. States and Capitals Packet This 100+ page packet helps students learn the U.S. states and capitals. It includes US geography worksheets, a states & capitals booklet, 13 colonies maps and more!  Visit Post or View image

USA States and Capitals Packet

$5.50 K-2 BUNDLE  (over 300 pages of materials, 20 pdfs and growing!) This was formerly called the Addition-Subtraction BUNDLE but it now contains SO much more! 🙂 The K-2 Math BUNDLE includes 20+ pdfs with more than 300 pages of math activities, games, worksheets and more! (Addition-Subtraction Pet Pack, Pirate Pack, Place Value Activities, Addition Packet: Fact Family Games and Worksheets, Winter Math Packet, Geometry Shapes, a Calendar Packet and more!) Find out more details here.

K-2 Math BUNDLEDragon Math Packet for Ages 4-6Addition Subtraction - Cars Worksheet PacketDays of the Week Months of the Year Seasons Worksheets and Booklet

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