The Five Senses Kids Activities and Crafts
Children will use and develop fine motor skills.
- 2 toilet paper rolls
- Craft paper
- Crayons, markers, stickers
Cut a 2½ inch wide strip from craft paper lengthwise. Let children decorate the strip with crayons and stickers. Punch one hole at the end of each paper roll. Let children paint strip around the other end of the paper roll and let dry. Add glue to the middle of the paper rolls. Place strip colored side face down on the table. Place paper rolls one inch apart on the strip (see pic 1). Let dry. When dry, add glue to the strip (see pic 2) and wrap around the paper rolls. Place a book on the top to hold in place while drying. Thread a length of yarn through the holes to make a necklace for children to wear the binoculars.
Tell children that they will be using their binoculars to look at specific objects inside the room or outside in nature. Encourage children to describe in detail what they see. Note: Instruct children not to walk while looking through the binoculars.
The leaf is green.
How do I know?
My eyes told my brain,
So it must be so.
Take your child on a nature walk. Let children look through the binoculars to find things that are red, green, purple, etc. Encourage children to describe what they see.
Provide a pair of binoculars and a telescope and let children explore outside, alternating between using the close-up and distant lenses. Provide magnifying lens for exploring inside. Have children describe what they can see with the binoculars, telescope, and magnifying lens that they can’t see without them.