“Equipped with the five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure science.” – Edwin Powell Hubble
Our five senses enable us to observe and understand the world around us. It allows us to enjoy our food (with our tongue), listen to good music (with our ears), feel the soft fur of teddy bear (with our fingers), see the beautiful picture hanging on the wall (with our eyes) or smell the aroma of our favourite perfume (with our nose).
The Nursery students were introduced to the importance of senses through an interesting activity. A blind fold game was played showing the importance of eyes and its function. Students were given lemon, sugar and salt to taste to show the function of the tongue. Whisper game was played to emphasize the function of the ear. In another activity6, students were asked to put their hands inside the magic box and touch and feel the objects kept inside the box. This helped them to explore the different textures (soft, hard, smooth and rough). At the end the importance of sense organs was reinforced by completing the work sheet. Students thoroughly enjoyed the highly interactive lesson which also helped them to enhance their naturalistic and visual skills.
The Five Senses