We explored our five senses in preschool: sight

This past week the children explored their sense of touchtastesmellsight, and hearing. Let me show you what the children found in the “sense of sight” discovery center…

The children used their sense of sight to look through these colorful toilet roll lenses.

The children looked at each other, out the window, and throughout their classroom.

I invited the children to put two lenses together to see if the color changed at all but they were unable to see any kind of change. I am not so sure they understood what I was trying to get them to notice:)

We put these lenses together with a rubber band which the kids could easily remove and so I did have to make quite a few lens repairs along the way! I think next time, I would use colored tape to keep the lens covers on instead of a rubber band.

By |2010-09-29T01:14:40+00:00September 29th, 2010|

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Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Lisa September 29, 2010 at 8:12 am - Reply

    Thank you! I have a three year-old and am watching one, so I am always looking for great themes that we can do through the weeks. I love science and hands-on activities, so thank you for posting these!

  2. Abby April 25, 2018 at 11:13 am - Reply

    Hello! Where did you get the colored plastic for the tubes? Thanks!

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