Since I knew the kiddos would be drooling over their gingerbread houses and wouldn’t be able to wait to sample them, I whipped up this five senses activity to use with actual gingerbread cookies. Let’s just say the kiddos were super excited to begin investigating the gingerbread cookies using their five senses!
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First, I read My Five Senses by Aliki. As we read, we created a little anchor chart that we could use once we began investigating our gingerbread cookies.
Then, we held the cookie and used our sense of touch to describe it. I was super impressed with their answers… hard, bumpy, sandy, and smooth.
We also used our sense of sight and smell to investigate the gingerbread cookie. Check out how the student responded using her sense of smell!
If you’d like to give this activity a try in your classroom, click on the picture below!
This might be a fun holiday party activity, or even just a fun last-day-before-break activity! Speaking of holiday parties, I blogged about my holiday party yesterday. Does your school allow parties?
|Check out my party by clicking on this image!|
I also blogged all about our annual Gingerbread House Workshop over at The Primary Pack today! Head on over to see the workshop in action!
Plus, you can read all about how we retell the Gingerbread Man using this FREE emergent reader!
Anyhow, happy investigating… and tasting! YUM!