Five Senses Fun
July 31, 2009 by admin
Five Senses Competition
Have a tally card for each member of the family to keep score during this competition. The family member with the highest points wins! If you were at my house and you won you would get to pick what is for dessert that night!
Touch: Blindfold each player and have them touch different substances in bowls that are covered with cloth (that way the other players can’t see). You can put anything in the bowls from flour to lunch meat!
Hearing: Blindfold each player and have them try to identify different common noises. You can have these prerecorded or do them as you go. You can do anything from crumpled newspaper to a baby blowing raspberries.
Sight: Have a tray full of different items. Let everyone look at them for 30 seconds and then take the tray away. Have them write down as many items as they can remember.
Smelling: Blindfold each player and have them sniff different bottles full of substances. You could fill the bottles with vinegar, lemonade or chocolate milk!
Taste: Blindfold each player and have them taste a wide range of foods. Don’t get too Fear Factor with your family during this one!
Quick Version of this Game: Name an object you see while driving, for example, a tree, a cow, a tire, etc. Have your child describe it using the 5 senses: what does the object look like, does it make a sound, what would it taste like, etc. This is a perfect quick game to play during a long car ride or when stuck in line at the store.