To see how we learnt about our other senses please see links at the bottom of this post.
SENSE OF SMELL
Sensory play – I made a batch of playdough and divided it into 6 equal pieces. I used rose oil, lavender oil, lemon food flavouring, mint food flavouring, rosemary oil and powdered ginger and cinnamon to make each one smell. I then added food colour and some fresh mint, dried rose petals, dried lemon slice and a stick of cinnamon.
SENSE OF TASTE
Science – i asked the kids to separate a pack of skittles by colour. They then tasted one of each colour and said what they thought it tasted of. I arranged the sweets in a circle and we added some water. Immediately the colours started to separate and made a beautiful rainbow.
Next the kids posted 10 skittles of each colour into milk bottles and practised their pouring skills by adding some water. We waited for a few minutes and gave the sweets a stir, they then tasted each drink.
Sensory play – blind taste test desert. I cut up various cakes, chocolates and sweets so that there were two of each type. When Kealan and Elyse were blindfolded i fed them both the same treat and they competed to see who could recognise it first. A very popular game that i imagine they will want to play again.
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