My five senses activities {free five senses printables}

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My kids and I recently wrapped up our five senses unit. During this unit, we did a number of different activities to learn about each of the five senses in a hands-on way. I have shared all of our five senses activities on my five senses unit study page. Check it out for lots more great activities and printables you can use with your kids!

In this post I’m sharing some of the culminating activities we did to wrap up our five senses unit, including a sorting activity and a book making activity. Below, you’ll find links to free five senses printables so you can do these activities as well. Enjoy!

Five senses activities: A printable My 5 Senses activity book plus a link to a five senses sorting activity #5senses #handsonlearning || Gift of Curiosity

After having reviewed each of the five senses individually through reading about them and doing activities (you can find all those posts here), I had my kids do a five senses sorting activity. I printed out the Sorting the Five Senses activity from This Reading Mama’s All About Me Pre-K/K Pack. My kids worked together to sort each of the pictures into sense categories.

Five senses activities: A printable My 5 Senses activity book plus a link to a five senses sorting activity #5senses #handsonlearning || Gift of Curiosity

It was sometimes tricky to know how to sort the pictures, because we rarely use just one sense for exploring any object. For example, we both taste and smell our food. We touch, see, and hear a dog. We smell and see a flower. This lead to a lot of great discussions as we debated where to place some of the pictures.

Five senses activities: A printable My 5 Senses activity book plus a link to a five senses sorting activity #5senses #handsonlearning || Gift of Curiosity

The point of sorting the pictures cards, in my opinion, wasn’t to have my kids get the “right” answer. It was to learn and discuss why we thought a card should go into one pile or another. On that count, this activity was a big success.

Five senses activities: A printable My 5 Senses activity book plus a link to a five senses sorting activity #5senses #handsonlearning || Gift of Curiosity

Another culminating activity we did was to complete our My 5 Senses books. This is a printable book I created for kids to complete.

Five senses activities: A printable My 5 Senses activity book plus a link to a five senses sorting activity #5senses #handsonlearning || Gift of Curiosity

The book features five pages – one for each sense – for kids to complete.

One each page, kids are asked to either draw or cut and paste a picture of things they can see/hear/smell/taste/touch.

Five senses activities: A printable My 5 Senses activity book plus a link to a five senses sorting activity #5senses #handsonlearning || Gift of Curiosity

Kids are also asked to write in – on their own or with help from a grown up – their favorite thing to see/hear/smell/taste/touch.

For the “sight” page, my son cut out pictures of different foods he can see, and wrote that his favorite thing to see is a “fire truck.”

Five senses activities: A printable My 5 Senses activity book plus a link to a five senses sorting activity #5senses #handsonlearning || Gift of Curiosity

Here is how my daughter completed her hearing page. She cut out a picture of people “talking” and said that her favorite things to hear were “singing” and “talking.” (I helped with the writing, but the ideas were hers.)

Five senses activities: A printable My 5 Senses activity book plus a link to a five senses sorting activity #5senses #handsonlearning || Gift of Curiosity

We had so much fun doing five senses activities during this unit. I hope you’ll enjoy using some of these resources for yourself as well!

Click here to download your copy of the
My 5 Senses Book!

Note: For more activities and printables on each of the five senses, see my Five Senses Unit Study page and my Five Senses Pinterest board. 

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  1. says

    This looks like a really fun pack. When I was little I made a whole book about my senses, things I liked to taste and smell. My mom still has it and it’s fun to look through every now and then!

  2. ana says

    Great idea! Thank you very much for all you’ve prepared. It helps me each time I plan something to do with my kids:)

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