Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Sense of Sight
We took part in a color and shape themed scavenger hunt around the house and our neighborhood. I was amazed at how much he was able to find! When we got home, we filled out this Sense of Sight Activity Sheet I created. Another idea is to go on a walk and have the child draw things they see.
Sense of Hearing
We rode in the car to and from picking up his older brother at school and I asked him to close his eyes and I lowered the window and he had to describe the different sounds he heard. When we got home, we filled out this Sense of Hearing Activity Sheet I created.
Sense of Taste
I did a taste experiment using a number of items. I placed a sample of different foods in small bowls on the table and with his eyes closed, I had him taste the items and guess what it was. I also asked him what he liked best and worst of the selection. When we were done, we filled out this Sense of Taste Activity Sheet I created.
Sense of Smell
Similar to the sense of taste, I did a scent sampling by having him identify different scents with his eyes closed: fruits, cereals, toothpaste, perfume, etc. When we were done, we filled out this Sense of Smell Activity Sheet I created.
Sense of Touch
During a touch tour, my son was given a variety of textures to have him feel the differences: rough, soft, bumpy, slimy, sticky, etc. We looked at each and explained the differences in make up so he could understand the reason for their texture. I also had him close his eyes and I touched his arm with different things and he had to identify them: feather, cotton ball, brush head, plastic bag, etc. When we were done, we filled out this Sense of Touch Activity Sheet I created.
The Sixth Sense
To expand the lesson, you can discuss the sixth sense – that intuition or gut sense we all have. You can help the child be aware of and connect with it in order to develop a whole or complete mind, body and spirit mindset.