Four Senses Sensory Fun

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Today, Veronika and I engaged nearly all five of her senses with easy games. Can you spot which sense we missed?

Touch:

Instead of presenting Veronika with something to feel in her hands, it was time to kick with her feet! Tape a piece of tissue paper up on a wall, and lie your baby comfortably on his or her back.

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Baby won’t need any instruction before kicking away!

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Veronika seemed startled by the different position, but soon was busily kicking her feet. This one is also great for the sense of hearing, since the tissue makes fantastic crinkles.

And okay, she wanted to have at the tissue with her hands once upright.

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Sight:

To make a sight sensory bottle, I filled an empty water bottle with bold visuals: cut up plastic straws and bright pieces of Lego fit the bill.

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Fill until about 3/4 full with water. You can twist on the cap securely, or hot glue for added safety.

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Veronika loved rolling this one along the ground!

Sound:

To make a sound sensory bottle, I chose clickity clackaty items. Dried “little ears” pasta were perfect (though the double-meaning was lost on Veronika), as were plastic craft beads and a few buttons. Dried rice or beans would work well too!

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This one she loved shaking, especially if I sang a few lines of a favorite melody.

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Smell:

Break out the tea bags! I presented Veronika with an assortment of tea, all quite strongly scented: peppermint, chamomile, raspberry (or any other fruity blend) and ginger all fit the bill.

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Be careful, because her inclination was to grab the bags and taste, but I made sure these only made it as far as her nose.

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Some she seemed to enjoy, and others got a very confused reaction!

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So which sense did we forget? No tasting this time around!

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