Step 2: Teach Lesson
Stand in front of the room perform some unusual action (such as whistling or waving your arms around). Once the student is paying
attention ask what they saw (or heard) you doing. How did they know you were making that movement(sound)? We use our
sense every day to identify sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and textures around us. Ask the student (and allow for answers) the
● If you pet a kitten, how does it feel?
● If you bite into an ice cream cone, what does it taste like?
● What do we hear every day at the end of the school day?
● If someone is cooking, what might you smell?
● If you close your eyes, turn to the right, and open them, what do you see?
Each day we use all five sense: sight, smell, taste, hearing, and touch to explore the world. Ask the student to identify how
each sense is experienced. Sight = eyes, Smell = nose, Taste = tongue (mouth), Hearing = ears, Touch = hands (feet)
Tell the student they are going to use their sense to try to identify objects found at home. Explain that they will only be using one
sense at a time to try to identify each object.
Start with sight as it is the easiest and a confidence builder. Sit out five to seven small objects under a towel. Tell the student that
they are to close their eyes until you say to open them. While their eyes have the student grab an object from under the towel. Once
the student has the object have them open their eyes and identified the object, repeat for each object.
Explain to the student that the next sense is sometimes a little harder to use, the sense of smell. Pour a small amount of scented oil,
or a spice into a bowl. Blindfold the student then ask the student to smell the oil or spice and stand when they think they can identify
it. Repeat for at least two more scents.