There are 3 different versions of this lesson on the five senses available to purchase. You can teach children about the 5 senses by having them make hoe cakes (a Native American flatbread); gingerbread people, or gingerbread houses. They will sample the ingredients or the finished products and describe the effects on their 5 senses.
In the compressed folder are different approaches to teaching students about the five senses using gingerbread people. The file contains one PowerPoint version and one SmartBoard Notebook presentation that goes with that lesson. In each you will present the lesson and have students use their five senses to evaluate the food they will see, smell, feel, hear, touch, and taste. After participating in the lesson and sampling the food prepared, students will do a writing lesson about the process. Reading or re-telling the story about The Gingerbread Boy would enhance this lesson.
You will probably want an adult volunteer to assist with the lesson. You could do a very easy version of this lesson by bringing in already prepared cookies and have the students put on decorations using frosting as “glue”. The folder includes a recipe for gingerbread or you may have your own favorite recipe. There are sample letters in each folder to send home to parents asking for ingredients or volunteers.