A Delicious Way to Teach Kids about Five Senses

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Starting our Five Senses unit, I wanted an activity for my preschool students that would be attention grabbing.  What is more exciting than watching popcorn pop in an air-popper?!  Popping popcorn is perfect for all five senses!

Popcorn five senses preschool activity with freebie
Popcorn five senses preschool activity with freebie

We started by looking at and feeling the popcorn kernels before they were popped.  Then, I popped the kernels in our air popper at the carpet area. I gave each child a cup of the newly popped popcorn and asked them to evaluate using their five senses.  We recorded our describing words under the 5 senses popcorn words (which I have provided you for free below!).

Benefits of this activity:

*Learning to evaluate the world around us with our 5 senses

*Learning new vocabulary- using words to describe the popcorn

*Modeled writing- teacher modeling written words

Popcorn five senses preschool activity.
Popcorn five senses preschool activity.

Popcorn 5 Senses Printables

Need a whole lesson plan for the 5 Senses? Check out the links below:

5 senses two and three year old lesson plan.
5 senses two and three year old lesson plan.

2/3 Year old 5 Senses Lesson

Preschool 5 Senses Lesson (coming soon)