Keeping with the theme of ‘My Body’, the five senses were introduced to the pre-primary children of Staford School through an activity “Explore your Senses” on Friday, 26th April 2019.
For children to explore their senses, booths were created for each particular sense- hearing, smell, touch, taste and sight. The children moved from booth to booth to experience different activities that captured the essence of each sense and excited the curiosity in the young ones!!
The kids went to the touch booth to feel and experience textured objects by rubbing their hands over the surface of different objects like a rough scrub, soft cotton wool, hard stones, soft toys etc
|The children experienced listening to the sound of many different items, ranging from a conch to whistles and bells. Musical instruments provided tones and pitches of varying types. They enjoyed the sounds of various animals. The sound box activity helped them to identify the pairing of different sounds which enhanced their listening and observational skills.|
The sight booth had various activities such as matching games. The teacher also explained that our eyes are part of our body that we use to see. Our eyes see the light and send message to our brains about what they see.
The smell booth had smelling bottles with good smells and bad smells. There were sweet smelling perfumes, rose water, fragrant roses, fruits and vegetables.
The taste booth was definitely the place where the kids looked forward to some yummy treats. Teachers had lined up snacks to taste like sugar, chips, salty biscuits and sour lime juice. Every child came forward to try out the variety. The most awaited flavor was the ‘popcorn’. They eagerly listened the popping sound of the popcorns to get their buttery share and put a handful in their mouths. Teachers explained how the different parts of the tongue help us to sense different tastes.
Children experienced the minute difference between various sensory materials through different fun activities. The kids were filled with so many amazing facts and sense of wonderment about themselves and the wonderful world around them.
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