Monday, October 17, 2011

Part of the Body is Our Senses

Today we talked about the five senses.  It was a fun review for Beck and it was a great opportunity to teach Peyton parts of the body.  He loves to point at his mouth, nose, ears, eyes, and hands.

After dancing the "Hokey, Pokey" again (it's total chaos, but my kids have been begging for it since we first did it the other day) we decided to take a walk to the park and use our senses along the way.

We saw the leaves were changing colors and heard them rustling in the wind.  
The wind felt chilly on our skin and we could see it blowing the American flag.
This mailbox was our favorite site along the way:
We heard trucks and vans, wind chimes, and the stroller wheels going through water.
We saw the neighbor's horses and then smelled them, too.
We stopped to smell roses and a lot of other flowers.
We felt flower petals, sticks, the cold metal playground equipment, and wood chips in our shoes.
We tasted water in the fountain and our snacks when we got back home.

(We've scheduled the ultimate in sensory activities for tomorrow night when we'll cut open our Halloween pumpkins for carving.  Is there anything more potent than the initial smell of fresh pumpkin?  And what affects our sense of touch more than squishing your fingers through gooey cold pumpkin innards!)

3 comments:

  1. That is a wonderful learning opportunity. It looks like they had fun. New follower on GFC. Stopping by from Sit & Relax Weekend hop.
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  2. These are great opportunities for learning and who doesn't like squishing their fingers through a pumpkins "inards"!
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  3. Hope you had fun with your pumpkins! We still have to go get ours!

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It's so nice to hear your ideas! Thanks for taking the time to share.

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