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Five Senses Worksheets and Printables

Our five senses are vital to living and enjoying ourselves. Use these five senses worksheets to teach children about sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch.

To familiarize very young children, even babies, with their bodies, simply touching your nose and saying nose is a good start. As they grown, then touch their nose and explain to them that we smell with our noses.

Repeat this concept with their eyes (pointing to the eye rather than actually touching it to avoid them poking themselves in the eye). Tell them we see with our eyes.

Then go through the motions with ears for hearing, our mouth and tongue for tasting, and our hands for the sense of touch.

To print the Five Senses Worksheet shown here, visit Worksheet Place.

Will You Be Teaching the Five Senses to a Child?

Red roses delight several of our senses.

Red roses delight several of our senses.

What Are the Five Senses?

Here is a list of the five senses and a brief description of each:

- Sight: the ability to see. Our eyes allow us to see.

- Hearing: the ability to hear. Ears let us hear sounds.

- Smell: the ability to detect odors. Our nose smells for us. We smell with our nose.

- Taste: the ability to experience different flavors in food and other substances. Our tongue lets us taste.

- Touch: the ability to feel. All parts of our body are capable of the sense of touch. We usually touch objects with our fingers.

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The Five Senses

This book introduces young children to the five senses. Help your child learn and grow and learn their senses. Use the time to teach colors (such as, roses smell good and roses are red or yellow or pink).

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Sense of sight worksheet. Source:  Worksheet Place

Sense of sight worksheet. Source: Worksheet Place

Five Senses Worksheets - Visit each Web site to print these worksheets.

The Sense of Sight - Help Children Understand How We See

Help children "see" with fun toys that they use their eyes to enjoy. A kaleidoscope offers a fun world to view that changes when they turn the barrel. Binoculars let kids see far away or close up. Read about sight and seeing.

Name things you hear worksheet. Source:  Worksheet Place

Name things you hear worksheet. Source: Worksheet Place

The Sense of Hearing - To reinforce sounds and why we hear

Our hearing is precious! Explain that our ears help us hear by moving close to a sound (it gets louder!) then farther away (it's softer.). Use a sound machine to listen to different sounds. Pick a peaceful tone and read them a book about hearing.

Sense of smell worksheet. Source:  Worksheet Place

Sense of smell worksheet. Source: Worksheet Place

Sense of Smell - More lessons for teaching the sense of smell

To teach about the sense of smell, you might want to get some scratch and sniff stickers or book to show the different ways things smell.

More ways to teach the sense of smell: Walk outside. Smell the air. Let kids tell you what they smell. Read about the nose and smelling. Mo is a dog who smells the world around him. Read a Mo book to teach how a dog's sense of smell is so much stronger than ours.

List things we taste worksheet. Source:  Worksheet Place

List things we taste worksheet. Source: Worksheet Place

Sense of Taste - Serve a tasty, healthy snack while learning about the sense of taste.

The sense of taste might just be my favorite sense! No, I like them all, but I really love tasting certain foods. Have fun with your child. Let them really enjoy tasting food. Ask them to close their eyes while you pop half a grape in their mouth. Then ask them: What is that food? What does it taste like?

Sense of touch worksheet. Source:  Worksheet Place

Sense of touch worksheet. Source: Worksheet Place

The Sense of Touch - Teach textures with hands on touching

Touch is a fun sense to teach. Use textures around the house to teach about the differences in how things feel. For example, touch a pet (soft, furry), the a hard floor (smooth, hard), a cushion (soft, bumpy surface), rocks (cold, smooth), grass (feathery, soft), and so on. The possibilities around your yard and home are endless!

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2envelopparadox on April 17, 2014:

nice lens

Kathryn Grace from San Francisco on January 21, 2014:

I spend several days a week with one or more of my grandchildren and we have a lot of fun exploring our five senses, especially the littlest one, who is still learning to speak and to name things. Thank you for this VERY useful information. It will come in handy in the coming months.

MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose from Washington State on November 24, 2013:

I really love learning and sharing new things. What a great rainy day project, fun and educational, just my style. So fun to read too. Love your sense of humor.

KamalaEmbroidery on May 11, 2013:

Thanks for the ideas. I don't have kids, but it would be fun to use some myself.

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A lens that makes a lot of sense:)

happynutritionist on March 13, 2013:

You have so many delightful ideas here and on your other pages...for the young and young at heart:-)

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i really appreciate your lens very much and now i have something to keep my kids busy. :) thank you very much.

JimmyGraph1961 on December 10, 2012:

Very good idea I like this approach

neotony on November 14, 2012:

excellent instructions. i liked when you said to point to the eye when talking about it rather than touching it to avoid them poking it accidentally.

David Stone from New York City on November 12, 2012:

Classy presentation. Angel dust!

Donnette Davis from South Africa on November 02, 2012:

These are very sweet worksheets. Thank you for gathering all the resources that would amply cover a unit study of the senses. Blessed x

anonymous on October 29, 2012:

Great ideas! thank you.

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Now that would be a sixth sense! Great lens!

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great and useful information

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Good worksheets for follow up on the lesson.

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Great lens! Lots of wonderful information and things to use!!!

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Great lens! I love all the resources :)

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Great resource for our homeschool, thanks!

Progetto Asilo Nido from Italy on September 05, 2012:

Thanks for this nice lens. We often use educational activities based on tastes with babies in our nursery schools.

Please consider that there are 5 tastes. For the 5th, "umami", see for example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umami

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Great lens, has given me inspiration to try to make some educational worksheets :P

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digitalfare on April 14, 2012:

Great lens! I'm teaching an ESL class at the local library and was looking for lesson ideas. This is really helpful.

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Great lens on the senses worksheets.

Mary Stuart on March 27, 2012:

Great lens! What a wonderful way to teach children the five senses.

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thank you for sharing the 5 senses lens. are you going to add the 6th sense as a bonus? angel blessings.

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You always come up with some very cool subjects for lenses and I always learn something new. :) Five senses lenses....doesn't that rhyme? :)

sukkran trichy from Trichy/Tamil Nadu on February 13, 2012:

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I am going to have to print out these worksheets. Great lens can't wait to learn more

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Leilani-m on November 28, 2011:

Great lens! I will enjoy exploring senses with my kid :)

Virginia Allain from Central Florida on November 24, 2011:

Some very useful links and resources for parents and homeschooling.

gottaloveit2 on November 17, 2011:

Still love this lens! So educational.

LouisaDembul on November 14, 2011:

These were great, will use them with my kids.

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These are just cool!

JoshK47 on October 30, 2011:

Awesome worksheets, very great resource - blessed by a SquidAngel!

hsschulte on October 28, 2011:

Thank you for gathering these worksheets. What a wonderful collection. I'll be linking to them from "Teaching the Five Senses."

hsschulte on October 28, 2011:

Thank you for gathering these worksheets. What a wonderful collection. I'll be linking to them from "Teaching the Five Senses."

Joan Haines on September 29, 2011:

When kids write, ask them to think about their five senses, and write what they are sensing. Nice lens!

Steve Jones from Birmingham UK on September 25, 2011:

A very useful and informative lens indeed. Thanks.

Shannon from Florida on September 23, 2011:

Nice lens! We really loved using the books by Dana Meachen Rau when we studied the five senses.

anonymous on September 21, 2011:

that's cute

Peggy Hazelwood (author) from Desert Southwest, U.S.A. on September 21, 2011:

@gottaloveit2: I remember my mom having the same problem. The taste buds quick working as well too, I guess.

gottaloveit2 on September 21, 2011:

Very nice lens. One of the hardest things about watching Mom age is that her sense of smell is diminishing. I have to cook different type of food now to keep her interested.

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