God’s Little Explorers: Week 20 (V is for Vision: Five Senses + The Blind Man Sees)


Originally published February 14, 2013

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Welcome!  Here are this week’s lesson plans.  You can find the printable plans at the bottom of the post.  If you’d like to know more about God’s Little Explorers Preschool Curriculum, head over here.  Please feel free to share your ideas in the comments or send me an email!  Also, if you find any errors, please feel free to let me know.  This is a work-in-progress!!

God’s Little Explorers Week 20

  • Theme:  ”v” is for Vision (Five Senses)
  • Bible Story:  The Blind Man Sees (John 9)
  • Bible Verse:  “…I was blind, and now I can see.”  John 9:25
  • Letter: v
  • Color:  Green

Here are a few activities we did:

the big picture story bible

We read the story of Jesus restoring the blind man’s sight from The Big Picture Bible.

jesus restores blind man's sight, the blind man sees

After the story, I let the girls play with play dough and gave them two wiggly eyes (I got the idea from my friend Jenae at I Can Teach My Child).  My middle daughter wanted to get a little more elaborate and create a man, stick the eyes on his head, and cover them with “mud”.

5 senses lesson

I put several different foods/spices into cups.  After blindfolding my youngest, we let her smell them to see if she could figure out what they were.  We had peanut butter, cinnamon, pumpkin, blueberries, banana, and coffee in the cups, and she got all of them right!  Then, I had her keep on the blindfold and she did a taste test.

Five Senses Booklet

Make your own “Five Senses Booklet” by folding a sheet of paper in half length-wise.  Cut the top part of the paper to make five sections.  Have your child draw (or you can draw) a small picture for each sense:  an eye for vision, a nose for smell, mouth for taste, ear for hear, and a hand for touch.  Label with words.

Five Senses theme idea

Next, find pictures in magazines to go with each sense.  Glue the item under the correct sense.  Use the booklet to review the five senses.

ice leaf

One day we finally had snow and the girls played outside.  They ran across this neat ice leaf and it was in-the-moment sensory experience!

sound matching game with eggs

I filled up 12 plastic eggs with six different kinds of materials.  I filled two eggs each with separate items:  beans, salt, pom poms, jingle bells, and oatmeal.  Then, I left two of the eggs empty.   I put them in an empty egg carton and asked my daughter to shake them and find the matching eggs.

five senses preschool lesson

One afternoon was particularly nice (for winter!), so we played outdoors.  I focused in on each sense and asked them questions:  What do you hear?  What do you see?  Pick up some leaves…what do they feel like?  Can you smell anything today?  I didn’t have them taste anything, however!

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About Stacie Nelson

is the creator of MotherhoodOnADime.com. She is passionate about encouraging moms and giving them creative, yet simple, activities to do with their children. A bargain-hunter by nature, she enjoys sharing deals and freebies.

She also loves extra dark chocolate, jogging, writing, cooking dairy and gluten-free, and attempting to declutter her book-filled rooms. Faith and family are her top priorities, and she seeks to encourage others to live life on purpose.

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