To introduce what the five senses are and what they are used for, I started circle time with this short song/video clip.
GAME: I SPY
I spy with my little eye, something smooth, bouncy and red.
What am I?
We played I Spy outside and as well as indoors.
GAME: WHAT'S MISSING?
This was a spin off of I spy
TRAY full of items
Have the kids close their eyes. Take an item and hide it, then let them guess. Make it harder by adding more objects to your tray.
After a few tries I had the children take turns, taking something and having them ask their classmates "What's Missing?"
They LOVED taking turns.
We also made glasses to emphasize that we use our eyes to see things around us.
Look and find books
Matching worksheet. My kids love dry erase markers, so whenever possible I use these clear sheets.
I found this worksheet on Education.com They have so many FREE worksheets for each sense.
Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See (song)
Draw what you see: self-portrait