5 Senses Read Along and Fine Motor Activities

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This level 1 Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out picture book introduces children to the 5 senses. Written and illustrated by Aliki, the simple story has become a bestselling picture book teaching kids about sight, smell, taste, hearing and touch.

Level 1 books are best for preschool to primary aged kids. They explore the introductory concepts about things in our environment. I like to point out these are five physical senses and do not encompass all the ways our bodies and minds intake information. This was an important note to make for my daughter.
Read along and fine motor activites

Popsicle Stick 5 Senses Fine Motor Play

What you need:

  • popsicle sticks
  • hot glue gun
  • sense symbols to cut out

fine motor 5 senses

How to play:

  • Ask your child to pose for each sense (have them point to their eyes, ears etc) as you draw them down.
  • Cut out the image and glue with a small dab onto a popsicle stick.
  • Draw inspiration from your environment and daily activities, shout out a name or concept and have the child hold up the corresponding sign

5 senses popsicle sticks

Here we are adding in the corresponding symbol to the story.

fine motor skills with 5 senses

5 Senses Custom Illustrated Chart

This custom illustrated chart was a delightful activity that prompted some deep thinking and creative response from my little one.

5 senses illustrated chart

What you need:

  • one sheet printer paper
  • markers, crayons or colored pens

How to play:

  • As you read the book, write or draw in a symbol for each sense discussed in the story. This works out to be one new picture per page.
  • Discuss favorite spells, sounds, and sights. Make a note of how many objects demand the use of more than one sense.

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