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The Five Senses Kids Lesson and Activities


Sense of Sight Lesson
Sense of sight activities


Children will learn about the sense of sight.
Children will identify order of events in a story.
Children will sequence events in a story.



Read the book Maisy’s Nature Walk by Lucy Cousins to children. Afterwards, talk with children about the different things that Maisy sees on her natture walk, such as a flower, a snail, and a rabbit. Make sentence strips following this pattern:

Maisy sees a __________ on her nature walk.

Create the same number of sentence strips as the things that Maisy sees on her walk. Help children recall the things that Maisy sees and write the words in the blanks. Then, mix up the strips and have children put them in the order in which they happen in the story.

Variation:: Draw simple pictures or cut pictures from old magazines of the things that Maisy sees on her walk. Instead of writing the words in the blanks, glue the pictures.

Guide children on a nature walk. Your nature walk can take place in a park, on a nature trail, or even in your own back yard or playground. All you need to do is go outdoors and observe what you see! Encourage children to pay close attention to the things that they see, hear, smell, taste, and feel on the walk. Stop at various points along the way and invite volunteers to share what they sense. Point out interesting sights, smells, and sounds as is appropriate. Ask questions like "What do you see? Can you hear the birds singing? What does the bark feel like?" Halfway through the walk, stop and provide a healthful snack, such as raisins, pretzels, or fruit. Afterwards, have provide each child with a My Nature Walk worksheet and have them draw pictures to show the things that they saw, smelled, heard, tasted, and touched on the walk.


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Observe the Birds

Go outside with children to observe birds. Look for birds in trees or flying overhead. If there are feeders, remind children to move slowly and quietly without making a sound when approaching the feeders.


Spring Scavenger Hunt

Go on a spring scavenger hunt with children. Ask them to look for things like a tree with buds or blossoms, a buttterfy, or a worm. Have them listen for birds or the wind whistling. Ask children if they can find something that feels warm (the sun) or rough (the bark on a tree).

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Movement Activities

picture of Lilly jumping rope

Have child stand about five feet away from a wastebasket and try tossing balls into it. Next, tie a blindfold so it covers one of the child’s eyes, and then have him or her try sinking the balls again.

Since our brain needs two eyes to compute depth, he or she probably had more trouble making the shots when using just one eye.

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