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Learning, especially for preschoolers, should be a multi-sensory experience.
Not only do they learn best through play, but they learn when they engage all of their senses to explore the world around them.
They’ll do this on their own if you give them the chance, of course, but teaching them about their five senses beforehand can only enhance the learning that they’ll do on their own.
For our own five senses learning, we typically start with a book.
A five senses coloring book that we make ourselves.
Now, my preschoolers love books, but it always amazes me just how much more they love the books that they get to work on themselves.
This printable five senses coloring book is the perfect example of that as once we finished coloring the pages, we wound up reading through it several times.
My Five Senses Printable Coloring Book
This printable coloring book, like all of our others, prints in black and white and is half-page sized when assembled.
Inside the download, you’ll find the cover page, a “This book belongs to” page where your child can practice writing their name, and then six senses pages, all of which your child can color however they’d like.
As they color their book, they’ll learn about each of the five senses and what they can do with them.
To add in a little bit of extra learning, we not only read through the pages and name the body parts as we color them, but we also try to name some examples for each one.
For instance, we might talk about the different kinds of foods we can taste with our mouths or the different colors that we can see with our eyes.
This really helps to make assembling their book a whole lot more fun while also working to solidify their learning of the five senses.
Assembling the Book
Once all of our coloring is complete, we simply stack the pages in the correct order and add a few staples along the left-hand side of the book.
You’ll be able to read it as often as you like and your toddler or preschooler is going to love having a book that they made on their own!
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