The 5 senses games helps little scientists learn about their senses, sorting and classifying them, graphing concepts, and about our taste buds.
Game 1: The first one teaches little scientists about the 5 different senses by getting them to sort and match the cards with the right sense. There are 7 picture cards for each sense, along with an index card with picture and label for each sense. Answer key is provided for convenience. Once the scientists have familiarized themselves with the concepts, extend them. Consider playing a card game. Each player draws a card, and if they can name the sense correctly, they get to keep the card, or it goes to the bottom of the deck. The player with most cards is the winner! Watch out for the gotcha cards that make you lose a turn or draw another card! Don’t use the index cards when playing the card game.
Game 2: This is a fun game of roll the dice. It’s a race between the 5 senses. Scientists get to predict the winner, and then match up their prediction with the real winner. The dice and the graph have pictures for non-readers.
Game 3: The third game teaches budding scientists about the 4 distinct tastes our tongue can feel – sweet, sour, salty and bitter. There are 4 picture cards for each of the tastes, and one index card with picture and label for each taste. Answer key is provided.
Card game can be played with these cards as well. Same rules as above, and watch out for the gotcha cards! Don’t use the index cards when playing the card game.
Game 4: Make your own card - Now that the scientists have mastered the concepts, they get to make their own cards. Blank cards are provided with the labels.
Game 5: These fun worksheet cards provide further reinforcement on the five senses in two different ways, with fill in the blanks. Pictures are provided as clues.