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FREE Worksheets #12 - The 5 Senses

FREE Worksheets #12 - The 5 Senses

This worksheet is all about the senses! The five senses of hearing, touch, sight, taste and smell are the primary means we use to gain new knowledge. When we experience one, we often experience others at the same time. For example, when eating an apple. You can taste its sweetness, smell its fresh aroma, hear the crunch when you bite into it, see its vibrant red colour and you can feel its smooth skin.

Our senses work together to give us a total picture of our experiences. Using many senses to gain information helps learning to be more meaningful and useful, especially at an early age.

Areas of development

  • Fine Motor
  • Sensory Play
  • Five senses identification and understanding 

Benefits of sensory play

Sensory play helps children to build skills in cognitive growth, fine and gross motor skills, problem-solving, social and language development. Through sensory play children develop independent and creative thinking. This can enrich their imagination and cognitive capabilities.

The 5 Senses Activity Worksheet

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5 Senses Worksheet

 

How to complete this worksheet

  • Find two items in your home, preferably edible (e.g. an apple)
  • Get your kids to use their various senses to describe the object with either a picture or word