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P.E. Central Lesson Plan: Our Senses
Purpose of Activity:
The purpose of this activity is for students to have practice identifying the five senses.
Suggested Grade Level:
Materials Needed:
fluff ball; train whistle; tennis ball; package of potpourri; lollipop
Lesson Plan:
Description of Idea

Begin the activity by asking one student tocome to the front. Ask this student to close her eyes and cupher hands. Place the fluffball in the student's hands, and askthem to describe what is in her hands. She will describe the object.The teacher will challenge the student by asking, "How didyou know it was furry?"

The next student will come to the front ofthe room and close his eyes. The teacher will softly blow thewhistle and then ask the student to describe what just happened.Again, the teacher will challenge the student by asking, "Howdid you know it was a whistle?"

The teacher will next hold a tennis ball andask another student to describe it. The teacher will ask, "Howdo you know this is a tennis ball?"

The next student will close her eyes and theteacher will hold the potpourri under her nose. The teacher willask, "What is this, and how do you know?"

Finally a student will come to the front ofthe room, close his eyes and open his mouth. The teacher willplace the lollipop in the student's mouth. The teacher then asksthe student, "What is the item and how do they know?"

After using all of the objects, review theresponses from each student placing special emphasis on the senseinvolved. For example: whistle - hearing, fluff ball - touch,tennis ball - sight, potpourri - smell, and lollipop - taste.
Leslie Hanneken who teaches at Harold McCormick Elementary in Elizabethton , TN . Posted on PEC: 5/17/2000.
This lesson plan was provided courtesy of P.E. Central (
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