Homeschooling can be a great way to provide your children with an engaging and well-rounded education, but coming up with new activities and projects can be a challenge.
That’s why we have compiled these 5 Senses STEM activities! They are sure to engage your homeschooler’s sense of curiosity and help them learn about the world around them.
Are you ready? Let’s get started!
Make certain to check out our 5 Senses Activities for Kids as well! Great activities that would go perfectly with this printable.
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5 Senses STEM Activities
Below are some ideas that you can try during your homeschool 5 senses science lesson. For the links to some awesome 5 senses STEM activities, check the list at the bottom of this post.
Blind Taste Test Challenge
This activity will help teach your child about their sense of taste. Put together a variety of foods that are different in texture, sweetness, bitterness, saltiness, etc. such as crackers, fruit, vegetables, candy, nuts, etc.
Blindfold your child and have them try each food one at a time – no peeking allowed! As they sample each item discuss what kind of flavors they can identify and why some foods may taste different than others.
This activity teaches about sound by exploring different noises found in nature. Go outside and look for things that make noise like birds chirping or the wind blowing through the trees.
Encourage them to close their eyes while listening so they can focus on the sound without distraction from visual cues. They can also experiment with making their own sounds using instruments or household items like paper towel rolls or empty containers filled with beans or coins!
Scratch & Sniff Science
This activity will teach your child about their sense of smell. Gather up different items around the house like spices (cinnamon sticks, nutmeg), flowers (roses), fruits (oranges), vegetables (onions) etc., anything you think would produce an interesting smell when “scratched” or rubbed against something else.
Blindfold your child once more and have them scratch each item one at a time against a surface and take note of what smells come out – no peeking allowed!
Touch & Tell Game
This activity helps build your child’s understanding of texture by going on a textural scavenger hunt around the house!
Have them find objects with different textures such as soft velvet fabric, smooth glass surfaces, bumpy sandpaper squares etc., then bring the items back home and guess what they feel like without looking at them first – this game is sure to keep everyone guessing!
Do you want to see more activities about the human body, try these Human Body Activities for Kids!
Recommended 5 Senses Books for Kids
Dig deeper into learning the five senses with these books. Kids will love discovering facts about their senses of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. These books have great illustrations, too!
Five Senses (Early Childhood Themes)Look, Listen, Taste, Touch, and Smell: Learning About Your Five Senses (The Amazing Body)Billy Senses The WorldMy Five Senses (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)The Five SensesThe Magic School Bus Explores the Senses
Recommended Five Senses Activity Kits
Kids will love the awesome facts about the five senses, book recommendations, different parts of our eyes, nose, ear, tongue, and skin (with great illustrations!), activity pages, and more!
This great printable is what you need to have a great review of the five senses.
The next time you’re feeling stumped for ideas when it comes to homeschool activities look no further than these amazing 5 senses STEM activities! Not only are these activities fun but they also engage multiple senses at once which adds an extra layer of engagement for young learners who tend to learn best when taking part in hands-on activities like the ones listed above.
So grab your supplies and get ready for some sensational STEM learning experiences today!
More Human Body Activities
If you like these human body worksheets, don’t miss out on even more fun activities for kids.
Human Body Worksheets by Itsy Bitsy Fun