I can see: drawing the five senses

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Explore the 5 senses with your students using this fun story and extension activity!

The little guy on each piece of paper is missing his senses. Well, at least four out of five senses are missing and so my students were invited to add some of the missing senses…

Introducing the Story

After reading “My Five Senses” by Aliki and talking with the children about their five senses, I explained to the children how all that this little guy had was eyeballs which means he can see but he can’t hear, taste, feel, or smell…

Preparing the Activity

My students did a remarkable job helping their googly eyed friend get back all of his senses. To prepare for this activity, I had already hot-glued a set of eyeballs on each child’s paper so they would stay firmly in place. It would be up to the children to do the rest any way they wished…

Enjoying the Process

The funny thing about this process is that it doesn’t matter how a child will complete the picture, it still looks like a person with those googly eyeballs – well most of the time. We did have an alien or two thrown into the mix…

Some of my students grasped the concept of drawing the missing body parts so the little person would have all five senses a little more readily than others but I absolutely loved seeing every drawing as it was being completed…

This was one of our very first drawings of our new school year…

Displaying their Creations

The children’s drawings were so wonderful that I decided they should also be our first display on the wall in my classroom…

Now my classroom is really starting to look like preschool has begun!

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Deborah J Stewart

Deborah J Stewart

Every time I think I know everything I need to know about teaching young children, God says, "Hold on a minute!" and gives me a new challenge.

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With each new challenge that you overcome, you will find yourself better equipped and more passionate about teaching young children.

God didn't call wimps to lead, teach, or care for His children. Nope, he has high expectations, so get ready. You will have to give your very best but after teaching for over 30 years, I can tell you that it is a wonderful and rewarding journey.

Whenever your calling feels hard, just remember, 'He who began a good work in you (and in the children you serve) will be faithful to complete it.'

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