Learning about the 5 Senses is so important for young children. It’s the perfect unit for preschoolers because exploring the world with the senses is their natural inclination. Set up easy centers for each sense at the science center and try this Sound Matching Game as a circle time lesson.
Sense of Sound Matching Game
To create the center, gather 12 plastic easter eggs – 6 of each in 2 different colors (like purple and orange.) Plastic eggs are often sold at the dollar store or local big box store in the spring time.
Filled pairs of eggs with different items. The goal is to have 1 of each color egg filled with the exact same noisy object.
- Jingle Bells
- Paper Clips
- Unifix Cube
- Dry Beans
Addition good fillers for Sense of Sound:
- Cotton Balls
- Small rocks
- Popcorn Kernels
- Super Ball
- Play Dough
- Water Beads
- Pony Beads
- Broken Crayons
Tape the sound eggs together to prevent any “peeking” or rearranging of the items. The students use their sense of hearing to match the purple egg with the same sounding orange egg.
After teaching the Sense of Sound game during circle time, find a place to display the game for additional practice. Students can play the sound matching game independently or with a small group during center time.
It requires a bit of cooperation and can help students develop their social-emotional skills, problem-solving abilities, and negotiation.
More 5 Senses Activities for Preschoolers:
5 Senses – Sense of Touch Board
5 Senses – Sense of Taste Activity
My 5 Senses – 15 Hands-On Activities for Preschoolers