Many preschoolers can name the five senses and point to the body parts that are associated with each one, but it’s not very often that we take time to really explore each sense. This Easy Five Senses Lesson Plan for Preschool is full of fun, hands on activities that will help teach and investigate the five senses.

Five Senses Lesson Plans for Preschoolers

Whether you are a preschool or kindergarten classroom teacher, a homeschooling parent, or just searching for some fun five senses theme activities to do with your child, these lesson plans will be the perfect resource for you!

The best thing about these activities to teach the five senses for preschoolers is that you are provided with fully detailed, comprehensive lesson plans that are already written for you.

Another added bonus is that they require minimal prep work and just a few simple materials you probably already have lying around your house.  You are instantly set up for success!

Simply download the lesson plans and print the accompanying activities to get started. No need to print the entire lesson plan book unless you really want to. (Some teachers LOVE putting the lesson plans into a binder for easy offline access!)

The 5 senses art prompt activity from the five senses lesson plans.

What’s Included In These Five Senses Lesson Plans For Pre K: 

This five senses themed lesson plan unit includes over 20 lesson plans for you to use in your home or classroom.  The downloadable unit contains a detailed overview of how to use the lesson plan book, as well as book ideas, five senses song ideas, and suggested concepts to go along with learning about the five senses.

Within each individual lesson plan you will find:

  • A colorful picture of the activity to give you an idea of what it will look like.
  • Book suggestions for a literacy connection to the activity.
  • List of targeted skills
  • Materials list
  • A detailed “How To” section including instructions for preparing the activity, as well as how to use it with your children.
  • A section of extra ideas, modifications, and ways to adapt the activity.
The finished colored texture rubbings activity from the five senses lesson plans.

Reasons You Will Love These Five Senses Activities For Preschool Printables and Lesson Plans:

Hands On Activities:

From five senses crafts for preschoolers to fine motor skill activities, these lesson plans are full of hands on kids learning projects! 

Children learn best when they are active in their learning activities. With each lesson plan there are plenty of examples of how you can get your child involved in the learning.

While they are busy smelling, tasting, touching, looking, and listening in their activities, your kids will be having so much fun they will never even realize how much they are learning!

Kids will especially love using their taste buds for taste testing preschool activities to learn about their sense of taste.

Multidisciplinary Activities:

These lesson plans contain art activities, a scavenger hunt, math activities, and so much more!

A five senses book suggestion for each lesson makes tying activities in with literacy super simple. 

With books about five senses for preschoolers like My Five Senses by Aliki to read aloud incorporated into each lesson, there are endless opportunities to practice vocabulary words and work on developing literacy skills.

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Activities For All Learning Styles:

As parents and educators we know that when it comes to teaching kids, there is no cookie cutter approach that will work with all children. 

With over 20 lesson plans full of fun crafts and a variety of different learning activities you will be able to choose the plans that will work the best for your child. 

Whether you have an auditory, visual, or kinesthetic learner, these lessons will bring learning to life for them.

Flexible Activities:

All of the activities can be easily adapted or modified to meet whatever your needs are.  Whether you are searching for an activity for circle time, a learning center, small group instruction, or independent practice, these lesson plans are full of options!

Five senses is a preschool theme you can do anytime of the year!

One of the best parts about these activities for learning the five senses for kids is they can easily be done indoors or outdoors.

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