November 24, 2015

Free preschool lesson unit: Five senses of Christmas part 1

Preschool time is so much fun around Christmas because there are so many different ideas and activities to do. My son is part of a co-op preschool group and it is finally my turn to teach. Seriously I am really excited!

Last year I created the fives senses of Christmas lesson unit for my son and I loved it so much, we are doing it again this year with our co-op preschool and it even better this year than last. Over the next couple weeks, I will be sharing lesson ideas and activities for each sense. There will be 3 parts to this lesson unit!

*UPDATE: Here is the links to Part 2 and Part 3 of the five senses of Christmas

To start this unit, I like to read Mouse's First Christmas by Lauren Thompson
This cute story is about a little mouse who discovers new sights, smells, and taste but quite doesn't understand what it all is until he meets a jolly man with a special Christmas message. It is a good introduction for the five senses. 

After we read this story, I introduced our Christmas mouse
and I did a quick introduction about the five senses.
FREE download of the Christmas mouse HERE

Over the next several weeks, we took different days to talk about each sense and had so much fun with different games, learning activities, and books. 

I also made this cute booklet with our Christmas mouse and pictures that can be colored that went with each sense. 

THE FIVES SENSES OF CHRISTMAS ARE:

I CAN SEE CHRISTMAS COLORS

I CAN TASTE CANDY CANES

I CAN HEAR CHRISTMAS BELLS

I CAN TOUCH PRESENTS AND BOWS

I CAN SMELL GINGERBREAD COOKIES

 There is the option for a boy and girl gingerbread cookie coloring page. 
FREE fives senses Christmas coloring book can be DOWNLOADED HERE.

The first sense we began with was 
I CAN SEE CHRISTMAS COLORS.

Activities
L is for Christmas lights
You can DOWNLOAD the L template with the string lights HERE
and then have your child use their fingerprints to make the lights.

My name on Christmas lights
For this activity, I downloaded this free font from www.ffont.net
and then cut each light out. Using this string light TEMPLATE,
I had my child glue their name onto the paper.

Christmas light patterns
There are 4 sets of Christmas light patterns that can be DOWNLOADED HERE.

Christmas lights skittle sort
You can DOWNLOAD the Christmas light skittle mat HERE.

The next post I will be sharing is part 2 of 3 of the five senses of Christmas. They will be I CAN TASTE CANDY CANES AND I CAN HEAR CHRISTMAS BELLS. 

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