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5 Senses Activity - How to Make a Puzzle for Kids for 3 Year Olds -

5 Senses Activity – How to Make a Puzzle for Kids

5 senses activity for kids diy puzzle

This 5 senses activity is a fun way for kids to learn about the sense of smell, taste, sight, hearing, and touch with a DIY puzzle. Keep on reading to get the free printable to make your own cardboard puzzle or to simply use it as an easy matching worksheet game! 

How to Play with The Five Senses 

It’s such a fun topic to talk about with kids. Not only will they learn where all their 5 senses are located on their body, but there are 3 examples of each sense to reinforce that knowledge. 

While this activity is all about matching up the senses and putting them where they belong, challenge the kids to think of other ways they use certain senses, too. 

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Skills: 

Ages: 3 Years +

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

How to Make This 5 Senses Activity DIY Puzzle

It’s amazing how easy it is to make your own puzzles! All you need is some cardboard, a sharp knife, and glue to easily create the foundation of a puzzle board and pieces. 

Our free printable makes it that much easier for grown ups who don’t want to draw out the images of this 5 senses activity!

I love that cardboard keeps the puzzle durable and budget friendly at the same time! A great opportunity to save money while using what you have at home for playful learning!

How to Make This 5 Senses Activity DIY Puzzle

It’s amazing how easy it is to make your own puzzles! All you need is some cardboard, a sharp knife, and glue to easily create the foundation of a puzzle board and pieces. 

Our free printable makes it that much easier for grown ups who don’t want to draw out the images of this 5 senses activity!

I love that cardboard keeps the puzzle durable and budget friendly at the same time! A great opportunity to save money while using what you have at home for playful learning!

Get the FREE Printable for This 5 Senses Activity

This 5 senses activity printable has 2 different versions for ways your kiddo can play with the 5 senses!

You can do what we did and make a DIY puzzle out of cardboard, or as an alternative, we’ve also included a worksheet where kids can simply match the 5 senses on the page itself. We understand that grown ups get busy, so definitely wanted to included an option for those who may not have the time to create the full DIY version.

For more printable activities, visit our comprehensive collection! There are so many opportunities to turn printable pages into hands on play, like our Systems of the Human Body printable, Emotions Cup Activity with Elmo, our Brush the Teeth Activity, and our Count the Pizza Activity to name a few!

Materials

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1

Grab our free printable, print them, and then cut out the images.

Step 2

Glue the images to one of the pieces of cardboard in the correct order.

Step 3

Create the puzzle pieces by cutting out the objects that relate to the 5 senses. Do not cut out the mouth, nose, hand, ear, or eye.

Step 4

Glue the cardboard with the cut outs on top of the other piece of cardboard.

Step 5

Once it’s dry, enjoy playing the puzzle over and over again!

Step 1

Grab our free printable, print them, and then cut out the images.

Step 2

Glue the images to one of the pieces of cardboard in the correct order.

Step 3

Create the puzzle pieces by cutting out the objects that relate to the 5 senses. Do not cut out the mouth, nose, hand, ear, or eye.

Step 4

Glue the cardboard with the cut outs on top of the other piece of cardboard.

Step 5

Once it’s dry, enjoy playing the puzzle over and over again!

Beyond This 5 Senses Activity for Kids

This 5 Senses Activity is a great way to learn, review and reinforce what kids know about the 5 senses! It will help them connect the dots to the importance of senses while also looking for new ways to use their senses in the real world too. 

Extend the playful learning with actually using real world objects! One fun game is to have kids close their eyes and have a taste test. See if they know what they’re eating by what you put in front of them! You can also do this same game with all of the other senses – smelling items, feeling items, and hearing items too!

5 senses activity for kids diy puzzle
5 senses activity for kids diy puzzle

Beyond This 5 Senses Activity for Kids

This 5 Senses Activity is a great way to learn, review and reinforce what kids know about the 5 senses! It will help them connect the dots to the importance of senses while also looking for new ways to use their senses in the real world too. 

Extend the playful learning with actually using real world objects! One fun game is to have kids close their eyes and have a taste test. See if they know what they’re eating by what you put in front of them! You can also do this same game with all of the other senses – smelling items, feeling items, and hearing items too!

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