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The Five Senses Themes and Lessons for Preschool and Daycare: Early Childhood Education


THEMES



Alphabet/Pre-Writing
Artmaking
Color
Cooperation
Health
History
Imagination/Play
Multicultural
Music
Numbers/Math
Oceans/Lakes
Recipes
Safety
Self-Awareness
Sensory Activities
Science/Nature
Sorting/Matching
Special Days/Seasons
Stories/Poems
Weather

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Jannique says... Children who aren't challenged become bored. But children who are pushed along too quickly or who are asked to do things that don't interest them, can become frustrated and unhappy. [More Tips Here]

SENSORY ACTIVITIES

Brown Bear Pudding Painting
Children can fingerpaint the bear from the Eric Carle book - using chocolate pudding. By: Tammy Ward. read more...

Feet Treat
Little ones will paint with their feet. By: Steven. read more...

Plastic Egg Hunt
Children can try to figure out what is inside the "egg" without looking. A guessing game. By: Karen LaVarnway. read more...

Pumpkin Finger Painting video
For preschoolers: a finger painting activity with a Halloween or fall twist. Finger painting is a great for gross motor hand skills, color recognition, teaching beginning printing skills, individual finger awareness, and it is so much fun! This is a Cullen's abc's video lesson plan. read more...

Sensory Bottles
Little ones can create magical bottles with floating pictures. By: Jessica. read more...

Slime
This is a good exercise in texture and it's a good time to discuss the difference between solids and liquids. By KinderArt. read more...

Space Pudding (Pudding in a Bag)
This is a fun way for kids to make and eat pudding. By: Stacey. read more...

Treasure Hunt
Little ones will refine their observation skills as they shake bottles to see what's inside. Submitted by: E.Louise. read more...

Water Fun video
Little ones will use household items with water to help build large and small motor skills. This is a Cullen's abc's video lesson plan. read more...



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Five Senses Thematic Unit

Five Senses Thematic Unit

Five Senses provides lesson plans and cross-curricular activities based on the following pieces of literature: The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse, The Little Red Hen. This reproducible resource is filled with ready-to-use lessons and cross-curricular activities. Also included are management ideas, creative suggestions for the classroom, and a bibliography.




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