popular topics in five senses

  • School and Learning
    Sound
    What Did You Say?
    What Did You Say? Activity for an individual child Age group: 30-40 months Duration of activity: 15 minutes Enhance your child's listening skills and auditory discrimination with this silly activity. Review a picture book or magazine with your c...
  • School and Learning
    Touch
    Fun Walk
    Fun Walk Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 10 minutes Children of all ages will want to try this activity. What other surfaces can you think of to include? Tape a strip of clear contact paper onto the...
  • School and Learning
    Touch
    Sensory Bottles
    Sensory Bottles Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 20 minutes Materials: 1 or more 20-ounce soda bottles Water Liquid dish detergent, or Cooking oil and food coloring, or Light corn syrup or clear sham...
  • School and Learning
    Touch
    Sensory Bottles
    Sensory Bottles Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 20 minutes Materials: 1 or more 20-ounce soda bottles Water Liquid dish detergent, or Cooking oil and food coloring, or Light corn syrup or clear sham...
  • School and Learning
    Touch
    Squishy Bags
    Squishy Bags Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 20 minutes Materials: Sensory materials, such as mud, pudding, or hair gel 2 zip-close freezer bags Super-strength glue Here is the answer if you want to...
  • School and Learning
    Smell
    Scent Safari
    Scent Safari Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 20 minutes Keep safety in mind while you do this activity with your child. If you use any cleaning, cosmetic, or toxic products, be sure to reinforce the...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Science Activities
    The Using Your Senses Game
    The Using Your Senses GameHere's an idea to help junior sleuths use their senses for investigation. 1. Collect a varitey of substances to smell in small jars or ziplock bags. Try cinnamon, pepper, soap, or crayons. 2. Put a number on each bag. 3...
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
    Curious World
  • School and Learning
    Touch
    Feely Box
    Feely BoxMaterials Large cloth bag or pillowcase Assortment of toy animals and familiar objects Rubber band Directions Without your child watching, choose three or four toys or objects that belong to her (for example, a hairbrush, teddy bear, s...
  • School and Learning
    Sound
    Listen to the World
    Listen to the WorldDirections This activity can be done inside or outside. Sit beside your child or back-to-back, and close your eyes. Concentrate on listening to all the sounds around you. Listen to the world. Is the refrigerator humming, a plan...
  • School and Learning
    Taste
    Taste and Tell
    Taste and TellMaterials Foods with a variety of tastes—sweet, salty, sour, bland, syrupy, sharp, bitter, rich, and tasteless Directions The purpose of this activity is to make your child more aware of the sense of taste. Gather a variety of food...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Activities for Babies
    Texture Crawl
    Texture CrawlTime 5 to 10 minutes Materials Safe articles with interesting textures, such as a rubber floor mat, carpet samples, silk scarves, chenille rug, bubble wrap, a piece of corduroy, velvet, satin, sticky side of a piece of contact paper,...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Guessing Games
    Sound Quiz
    Sound QuizMaterials Tape recorder Blank cassette tape Directions Go around your house, yard, school, and neighborhood listening for interesting sounds. Tape sounds, leaving about ten seconds of blank tape between sounds. Make sure you make a list...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Activities for Toddlers
    Rainbow Binoculars
    Rainbow BinocularsTime 20 to 30 minutes Materials Rubber bands4 to 6 empty toilet paper rollsAt least 2 colors of clear plastic food wrap cut into 4-inch squares Directions How different the world looks through these magical colored lenses. Place...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Activities for Babies
    Texture Crawl
    Texture CrawlTime 5 to 10 minutes Materials Safe articles with interesting textures, such as a rubber floor mat, carpet samples, silk scarves, chenille rug, bubble wrap, a piece of corduroy, velvet, satin, sticky side of a piece of contact paper,...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Activities for Toddlers
    Clothespin Drop
    Clothespin DropMaterials Clean plastic milk jug with lid (1/2-gallon or 1-gallon size) 6--8 clothespins Directions Put the clothespins in the jug and screw on the lid. Your toddler will enjoy shaking the jug with the clothespins inside. Show her ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
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  • Babies and Toddlers
    Activities for Babies
    Echo Excitement
    Echo ExcitementTime 5 to 10 minutes Materials MailboxDirections While you are out on a walk, stop at your mailbox, lift up your baby, and as you open the lid, shout inside. The echo is terrific and will bring surprised looks and more calling and...