Mr. Potato head guided the way. As we went over a particular sense, we gave him the corresponding part.
I'm not sure what happened to his butt:
First we tested our sense of smell. I filled jars with mint, coconut, vinegar, flowers, and lime juice. We talked about each scent and if it was a good smell or bad smell.
Sniffing the mint. She said it smelled yucky:
Son smelling vinegar:
Princess liked the smell of coconut and also the feel:
She guzzled the lime juice:
Next we worked on our sense of taste. I had sour, sweet, bitter, and salty items to describe and then taste:
Here is Princess tasting the lemon: (sour)
She ate a handful of cocoa powder: (bitter)
For touch I made a sensory basket. It included alligator bones, feathers, cellophane, burlap, stones, textured paper and a bunch of other items:
We also used our rough and smooth boards:
For the sense of hearing I got out our sound/no sound eggs. We shook each one to decide if it had sound or not. Some were filled with beans, rice, or coins and some were empty:
Son just pulled them all apart:
We also played our instruments. We started out softly and then played louder and louder and louder until Gizmo started howling and we were all screaming:
When we got to sight, we got out our old school view master. I also put 5 objects onto a table and then removed one when Princess had her eyes closed. She had to remember which was moved. I spy and pin the tail on the donkey are great activities to go with this sense too: