Learning about the 5 Senses is one of our favorite units at Play to Learn. It’s the perfect unit for preschoolers because exploring the world with the senses is their natural inclination! We like to set up easy centers for each sense at our science center. This Sound Matching Game is one of our favorites.
To create the center, we gathered 12 plastic easter eggs – 6 each in purple and orange.
We filled pairs of eggs (1 purple and 1 orange) with different items:
- Jingle Bells
- Paper Clips
- Unifix Cube
- Dry Beans
Other good fillers:
- Cotton Ball
- Small rock
- Popcorn Kernels
- Super Ball
- Play Dough
- Water Beads
- Pony Beads
- Broken Crayons
The we taped them together to prevent any “peeking” or rearranging of the items. The students used their sense of hearing at the science center to match the purple egg with the same sounding orange egg. Some of our children played the sound matching game independently, while others chose to work with a partner to match them. It required a bit of cooperation!
How do your preschoolers explore the sense of sound?
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