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The Five Senses

The Five Senses

Come to the Best School Games Monastery to study the five senses: sight, smell, touch, taste, and smell. After you learn about them, youll help a monk meditate!

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Teacher's tips

Level of Education: Elementary School

Age: 04 to 06 years old

Subject: Science

From the moment we are born, we use at least one of our five senses to recognize what is around us. They are responsible for receiving any message, stimuli, or sensation. The game brings the principal information about the five senses, besides a fun quiz that will test students' knowledge. It is ideal to start planning a Science Project about the five senses.

Learner outcomes

To stimulate and develop the five senses;

To improve motor coordination;

To enhance their cognitive interpretation through the use of the five senses (how, when, and why we use them);

To improve their self-knowledge;

To identify and differentiate the senses, learning how each one of them works on the human body;

To identify and classify different information;

To learn about the five senses and the organs that are responsible for them;

To understand the function of each one of the senses;

To realize the importance of the senses organs in our daily lives;

To reinforce the content discussed during the classes.

Teachers' goals

To stimulate the recognition of the senses organs as determiners of the perception we have of the world;

To develop sensory experiences with the senses organs;

To present the senses organs playfully;

To develop with students corporal activities of balance and motor coordination;

To work with motor coordination in manual projects;

To offer the game as a didactic resource to explore the content discussed in the classroom;

To widen students knowledge.

Suggestions of approaches for the teacher

(Approach 1) Separate students in groups or pairs for this activity. Read the information about each sense, letting students participate by sharing what they know and have learned.

Then, each group will have to answer the questions, systematizing the content. Students take turns clicking on the answers, but they should agree with the correct answers.

You can ask them to relate some illustrations to one of the five senses. Hand them a sheet with a few pictures; they must write their names in front of them.

This content can be an interdisciplinary project in which the teachers must take essay propositions, texts, games, research, and experiences, among others, to the classroom.

Here are suggestions for activities for this project.

(Approach 2) Take a box with a hole on top. Put different objects inside and ask students to use their hands to try and figure out what that is without seeing it. You can blindfold them.

(Approach 3) Look at objects with a magnifying glass. Observe these objects with it, describing most of the details they can see.

Example: leaf

(Approach 4) Memory game.

(Approach 5) Research more information about the sense's organs.

Examples: Why do we have two eyes and not only one?

What is the nose's job?

(Approach 6) Considering their experiences, ask questions such as "which parts of our body allow us to identify objects without seeing them?"

Can we identify objects only by their smell?

Can we smell more than one thing at a time?

What happens when we eat with a stuffy nose?

Can we hear something if we cover our ears?

How can we make our voices louder without screaming?

(Approach 7) Analyze the tongue. Study the taste buds.

(Approach 8 ) Analyze the sounds of school.

(Approach 9) Explore the sounds our body produces: claps, sounds with our mouths, stumping the feet, and so many others.

(Approach 10) The five senses dice. Make a dice in which each side represents a sense. The sixth side must symbolize all of them. Each student rolls the dice. They must challenge a classmate to do something using that sense.

(Approach 11) Texture boards Make a board with elements representing different textures. Here are some examples: Scrub sponge (yellow side = soft, green side = rough), satin (silky) leather (firm).

(Approach 12) Put different food on a plate. Ask students to explore their textures and smells. Make sure to get sour, bitter, sweet, and savory foods.

(Approach 13) Make slime with the students.

(Approach 14) To test their smell, take different things for the classroom. Encourage

students to classify them as pleasant or not. You can also blindfold them and tell them to guess what they are smelling.

(Approach 15) Plan some activities with folders, pictures, different colors, and how we see them work with the sight.

More about the content

Besides exploring the five senses with the students, you can also present some curiosities about them.


The images our eyes send our brains are upside down, and our brain makes sense of what it receives by turning the image right side up.

Some people are not able to tell red colors from green colors. This is called color blindness.


Our skin has different receptors for hot and cold.

People who are blind use their sense of touch to read braille.


The ear has the smallest bones in the human body.

Our brain uses the sounds of both our ears to recognize the distance and direction of sounds.


The taste is more important than you think.

Our sense of taste comes from the buds on our tongues, but the sense of smell also affects it.

Your tongue also captures the texture and the temperature of food.


Smells are made of fumes of various substances.

When we have a cold, we can lose our sense of smell for a while.

The sense of smell is connected to the taste sense.