Preschool and kindergarten students often learn all about the five senses. Understanding their senses helps kids learn to use them to explore and observe the world around them. What better way to start off learning about the five senses than with books?!? Below is a list of books that are great to use as you introduce or review the senses.
Books About the Five Senses
More Resources for Little Book Lovers
The best way to encourage a love of reading is to provide kids with many opportunities to engage with a wide variety of books that are of interest to them. That’s why we share so many books lists on Fantastic Fun and Learning. We want to make it easy for you to find great books your kids will love. Over the years we’ve also discovered some helpful tools for connecting kids and books.
Digital libraries are one very handy way to do this. Epic! is one of our favorite online libraries. It’s full of over 25,000 books, learning videos, quizzes and more for kids 12 and under…and it’s free for educators. Click here to learn more and sign up.
Book Boxes are another fun way to get kids excited about reading. What kid doesn’t love to get a special delivery in the mail?! The crew over at Bookroo finds the best little known books that you won’t already have in your library, and they send them to you each month. Take a peak inside a Bookroo Box here.
Book-Based Activities are also a lot of fun for kids. Jodie over at Growing Book by Book has saved us all a ton of time and created a full year of Book-Based Activity Calendars so that you can extend the fun with a special book each week.
Featured Books about Using Our 5 Senses
The Listening Walk by Paul Showers
In the book The Listening Walk, a young girl takes readers along on her walk. As she walks, she hears so many different sounds that readers will also hear as they read. This book is great to read before taking your own listening walk.
The Bear Went Over the Mountain by Iza Trapani
The Bear Went Over the Mountain is a fun book to read aloud, especially when you sing. Throughout the book the bear listens, looks, feels, taste and smells all the things around him. Readers will enjoy the fun adventures bear goes on as he explores the mountain around him.
Fun with My 5 Senses by Sarah A Willamson
Fun with My 5 Senses is an activity book that includes activities for each of the senses. Each activity has a short rhyme, items needed, easy directions and a ‘More Fun’ section that list ways you can extend the project.
My Five Senses by Margaret Miller
My Five Senses introduces readers to their five senses with simple text and fun photographs. I like the pictures that show kids eating, listening, smelling, touching and seeing different things.
Look, Listen, Taste, Touch and Smell by Pamela Hill Nettleton
Look, Listen, Taste, Touch and Smell includes basic and more detailed information about the five senses. Readers will also lean how the senses work together.
The 5 Senses by Nuria Roca
In the book The 5 Senses readers follow two children as they explore their five senses. The book includes information and activities you can do with your little on.
Touch (The Five Senses) by Maria Riu
Touch is one book in ‘The Five Senses’ series. The books are written for young children that are learning about their five senses. Additional books in this series include:
Smelling (The Five Senses) by Rebecca Rissman
Smelling is another book in a series of five senses books. This series features colorful photographs on each page and simple information about your five senses. Additional books in this series include:
Do you have a favorite book you use when talking about 5 senses with your little ones?
More Five Senses Activities
Extend the learning with these hands-on ways to explore the senses.
A Full Week of 5 Senses Lesson Plans
Continue learning about the five senses with our printable lesson plan set. Each set includes over 30 playful learning activities related to the theme, and we’ve provide different versions for home preschool families and classroom teachers so all activities are geared directly toward your needs.
Help kids learn about the five senses while engaging in cross-curricular activities during this week long theme for preschool classes. Kids will engage all five senses as they participate in art, sensory, math, science, and literacy activities.
Watch this short video to see just a few examples of the types of activities and printables included in this set:
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