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Five Senses Worksheets

Updated on July 24, 2014

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.

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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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five senses worksheets.

Look on the Bright Side

The Sense of Sight - Visit the Worksheet Place Web site to print this worksheet. Link provided below.

Sense of sight worksheet. Source:  Worksheet Place
Sense of sight worksheet. Source: Worksheet Place

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.

I Hear You!

Sense of Hearing - See the link above to visit the Web site and print this worksheet.

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.

Stop and Smell the Roses

Sense of Smell - See the link above to visit the Web site and print this worksheet.

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.

Tastes Like Chicken

Sense of Taste - See the link above to visit the Web site and print this worksheet.

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?

Soft as Silk

Sense of Touch - See the link above to visit the Web site and print this worksheet.

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!

5 Senses Worksheets - Click a small image to enlarge it.

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Label the 5 senses worksheet. Source:  enchantedlearning.comMy five senses worksheet. Source:  worksheetplace.comLabel the body parts according to senses worksheet. Source:  worksheetplace.comMatch the words to the sense. Source:  worksheetplace.comFill in the blank senses worksheet. Source:  worksheetplace.com
Label the 5 senses worksheet. Source:  enchantedlearning.com
Label the 5 senses worksheet. Source: enchantedlearning.com
My five senses worksheet. Source:  worksheetplace.com
My five senses worksheet. Source: worksheetplace.com
Label the body parts according to senses worksheet. Source:  worksheetplace.com
Label the body parts according to senses worksheet. Source: worksheetplace.com
Match the words to the sense. Source:  worksheetplace.com
Match the words to the sense. Source: worksheetplace.com
Fill in the blank senses worksheet. Source:  worksheetplace.com
Fill in the blank senses worksheet. Source: worksheetplace.com

Sense of Smell and Taste

The sense of smell and the sense of taste

are closely related. We smell food first,

and it can affect how it tastes.

Make the Five Senses a Hands-on Learning Experience

See the weather or sights outside.

Hear the wind.

Smell the air (from cooking or baking).

Feel the textures of clothes or grass.

Taste snow or rain as it falls.

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      4 years ago

      nice lens

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      Kathryn Grace 

      4 years ago from San Francisco

      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.

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      MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose 

      4 years ago from Washington State

      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.

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      KamalaEmbroidery 

      5 years ago

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

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      happynutritionist 

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

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      Very good idea I like this approach

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      neotony 

      5 years ago

      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.

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      David Stone 

      5 years ago from New York City

      Classy presentation. Angel dust!

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      Donnette Davis 

      5 years ago from South Africa

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

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      5 years ago

      Great ideas! thank you.

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      Now that would be a sixth sense! Great lens!

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      Amazing!

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      5 years ago

      great and useful information

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      5 years ago from USA

      Good worksheets for follow up on the lesson.

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      Great resource for our homeschool, thanks!

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      Progetto Asilo Nido 

      6 years ago from Italy

      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 on the senses worksheets.

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

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      Some very useful links and resources for parents and homeschooling.

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      Still love this lens! So educational.

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      These were great, will use them with my kids.

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      These are just cool!

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      6 years ago

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

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      hsschulte 

      6 years ago

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

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      hsschulte 

      6 years ago

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

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      Joan Haines 

      6 years ago

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

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      A very useful and informative lens indeed. Thanks.

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      7 years ago from Florida

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

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      7 years ago

      that's cute

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      7 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

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

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      gottaloveit2 

      7 years ago

      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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