MY FIVE SENSES ACTIVITY
Needed materials: real life oranges with peel for students to explore, An Orange and My Five Senses Activity, scissors, and glue
Students can use an orange using all five senses. Model oral language using the sentences. I can see the orange in front of my eyes. I can feel the orange in my hands. I can smell the orange under nose. I can hear the sound of the orange in my ears (squish). I can taste the orange 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 oranges, you may choose to cut out the oranges 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 oranges than 5 for the obvious FIVE senses. They are for students that may make a mistake and need another orange. The additional orange is also for those exceptional students that happen to put two oranges 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 Apple and My Five Senses.”