Using our My Five Senses preschool mini book and some popped popcorn, you have a great activity to help youngsters learn all about sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell. Make sure to check out more five senses preschool activities near the end of this post.
Preschoolers are naturally curious and I think that makes them awesome at making observations. That’s why when I found out our creative preschool theme this week is learning all about our five senses, I was super excited to create a hands on experience for my preschooler to be able to observe all of her five senses.
My Five Senses Preschool Mini Book
Why popcorn? Well, there are so many fun ways to describe the five senses of popcorn. Let’s start with when you make it… How does it sound? POP…POP…POP!
What about how it sounds when you’re eating it? CRUNCH! CRUNCH! How does it smell? You might say buttery or sweet. How does it taste? Maybe salty or sweet or without butter you might describe it as plain.
Since popcorn is edible, preschoolers not only get a fun lesson all about the five senses but they get to enjoy a yummy snack too!
Supplies needed for this five senses preschool activity:
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- My Five Senses & Popcorn Preschool Mini Book Printable
Instructions for using the Five Senses Preschool Mini Book
1. Start by printing off the My Five Senses & Popcorn Preschool Mini Book Printable. The document is made in color but you can print it in black and white if needed.
2. Have your preschooler help you pop some popcorn so they can observe how popcorn sounds when you make it. Whether you use microwave popcorn or a popcorn maker, your preschooler will love to help out in any way they can.
3. Place a small bowl of the popcorn on the table with your five senses preschool mini book printable and talk about our five senses. Encourage them to smell the popcorn, touch the popcorn, hold the popcorn, taste the popcorn.
4. Invite your preschooler to observe the popcorn while filling in the blanks inside the mini book…”The popcorn sounds ________”, etc. You will probably have to help your preschooler read each page of the book as they work through it.
My preschooler is working on sounding out words when she writes them and I encourage her to sound them out on her own and write them as she hears. I think it’s important not to force correct spelling at this age but rather to encourage them to practice sounding out and recognizing the sounds they hear in words. So if your preschooler spells buttery as budre, it’s ok. It’s great actually!
5. When your preschooler is finished filling in the book, have them cut out each page of the book. Gather them together and staple them on one end to make a mini book.
Now your preschooler can read through the mini book about the five senses she observed from popcorn. They can also use crayons to add some additional color to the book by coloring the borders on the pages or the popcorn.
Here are some fun children’s book about the five senses:
– Cold, Crunchy, Colorful: Using Our Senses by Jane Brocket
– My Five Senses by Aliki
– The Magic School Bus Explores the Senses by Joanna Cole (a bit lengthy)
Check out more Five Senses Preschool Activities from our
Textured Hot Air Balloon Sensory Craft | Artsy Momma
Learning about the Five Senses Potato Head Game
and Printable | A Little Pinch of Perfect
Five Senses Collage Mini Book | School Time Snippets| Hand Made Kids Art
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- When I Grow Up Preschool Emergent Reader
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- ABC Apple Matching Activity