MY FIVE SENSES ACTIVITY
Needed materials: real life apples (apple slices will do, as well) for students to explore, An Apple and My Senses Activity, scissors, and glue
Students can use an apple using all five senses. Model oral language using the sentences. I can see the apple in front of my eyes. I can feel the apple in my hands. I can smell the apple under nose. I can hear the sound of the apple in my ears (crunch). I can taste the apple on my tongue. For on-level or higher students, have students to fill in the blanks. For students that could benefit from extra practice, have them use a five senses vocabulary chart to help. For struggling students, have them dictate their responses.
You may be inclined to modify the answer key by handwriting other logical descriptions that you or your students think up.
For the sake of time and/or students still in need of cutting practice, you may want to consider the following: Instead of allowing the students to cut their own apples, you may choose to cut out the apples for students and have them in baggies or paper clips (if they can handle them). Whatever works for you.
Don’t be alarmed to see that there are more apples than 5 for the obvious FIVE senses. They are for students that may make a mistake and need another apple. Additional apples are also for those exceptional students that happen to put two apples in the ear box. Although, both ears work together to hear ONE sound…technically, they are right. Since we hear with both ears (Of course there are exceptions for some students regarding the senses).
Don’t forget to check out “An Orange and My Five Senses.”