- Education and Science
Look And Learn By Seeing
Welcome to a Making Sense Lesson Plan
In this lesson plan we explore one of the five senses- seeing, that helps us live life to the full. In our fast paced world there is so much that can be missed and yet so much to discover. By inspiring children with music, story and games and equipping them with a magnifying glass to help them identify what they are seeing, a whole new world will be opened up.
Look And Learn is aimed at helping your group of children to open their eyes and learn whilst they look, to instill in them a love for the world around them and their own potential within it. Read on to find a treasure of resources that have been tried and tested with young children. Most of all, have fun!
Looking Through A Magnifying Glass
You will need to provide a microscope and/or magnifying glass so that they can see more than just with their naked eye.
Introduction- Open your eyes, what can you see?
Have a variety of small objects/insects/flowers available for the children to look at using a microscope or magnifying glass. Let them take turns to look and learn.
Ask them questions that could be written down and shared later, such as:
What color is it, how many legs does it have, what shape is it?
When they have finished seeing, sit them down and discuss their findings.
They say that seeing is believing. Once the children have had a chance to see the amazing sights through the magnifying glass they will be ready to believe that they are special, unique and a part of our wonderful world!
You can use this book as a basis to share this topic.
Support A Charity For The Blind
Lastly, take a collection in aid of the blind, (having informed them beforehand to bring some money if they like). Explain how their money will be used and why the charity needs donations.
A Blind Game- Squeak Piggy Squeak
For this game, one child is blindfolded and all the others sit in a circle on chairs. One child is nominated to start squeaking until the blindfolded child finds them and sits on their lap, trying to identify them by their squeak. If unsuccessful they are turned around several times before setting off to find another squeaking lap. Once they guess correctly, they swap places with the child who's lap they are sitting on.
Storytime- The Blind Beggar- Jesus heals Bartimaeus
This story recounts how a blind man was sitting begging when Jesus walked by, for that was all he could do. But when he reached out and asked Jesus to heal him, He did and Bartimaeus could see again. This exciting story from the Bible will instill faith and hope in an otherwise hopeless situation. Use this book for your storytime:
I Spy With My Little Eye
Begin by saying that once Bartimaeus was healed, he could see many things for the first time. Think of something that everyone can see and say: "I spy with my little eye, something beginning with ....(say either the first letter or a color as the clue). The first one to guess is the next person to spy something.
Seeing And Drawing - Arts & Crafts
If you seek, you will find
At the end of your session, get the children to explain what they have learned. Can we see what we want to see? Do our hearts have eyes? Are you looking for something? Where might you find it?
You will seek me and find me
when you seek me with all your heart.
Jeremiah 29v13 (The Bible)
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- I Am Special- The Five Senses Lesson Plans
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