Today’s Share It Saturday features are all about five senses activities for the fall! Each of the senses has three activities for playful fall learning for the kiddos.
Activities for the sense of sight
These ideas focus on children using their eyes to differentiate colors and light, as well as enjoy the sights fall has to offer!
Fall Leaf Color Sorting from Stir the Wonder
Monster Hands Color Matching from Still Playing School
Enchanting Halloween Lanterns from Adventures in a Box
Activities for the sense of hearing
Songs and listening activities help children attend to sounds in their environment. So much literacy-based learning takes place with the sense of hearing, too!
Preschool Songs: The Leaves on the Trees from Growing Book by Book
Skeleton Syllable Activity from Pre-K Pages
Looking for Dracula Song and Activity from Rubberboots and Elf Shoes
Activities for the sense of smell
My preschoolers always seem enraptured with scent-based activities. I’ve found that scents add a new dimension to children’s learning.
Apple Scented Play Dough from Buggy and Buddy
Scented Fine Motor Pumpkin Activity from Fun-A-Day
Apple Pie Sensory Play from Fun-A-Day
Activities for the sense of taste
Check out some delicious treats that are perfect for fall! The kids can help with the cooking and baking, too!
Fall Sweets for Kids from Sugar Aunts
Halloween Books and Eats from Chestnut Grove Academy
Cheesy Cinnamon Apple Snack from My Nearest and Dearest
Activities for the sense of touch
Children use their sense of touch to explore the world around them and integrate new knowledge every day. Here are some ways to get their hands (and feet) into some fun fall activities!
Sensory Pumpkin Decorating from A Little Pinch of Perfect
Sensory Autumn Art Project from Mosswood Connections
Frankenstein’s Monster Footprint Art from Frogs & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails
Do you have any fall five senses activities you’d like to share? Which of the above ideas will you try out with the kiddos first?
Check out what my co-hosts are sharing this week – Teach Beside Me, Sugar Aunts, Chestnut Grove Academy, and Natural Beach Living.
Fall Sensory Materials
From the sounds of the crunching leaves and the feel of pumpkin guts in your hands to the smell of apple cinnamon, fall is one of the best times of year to teach about the five senses. And there’s no better way to teach about the five senses than for the students to engage in activities that awaken each of the senses.
The list above is a great start for teaching the five senses this fall. But maybe you’re looking to create your own five senses lesson plans for your students. If so, I’ve created a list of some fall sensory materials to give you a bit of inspiration! Check it out below (I may get commissions for purchases made through links in this post):
- Dry corn kernels
- Pine cones
- Washable paint
- Pumpkins and gourds
- Pumpkin guts
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