A Camping We Will Go…With Our Senses
I just returned home from a lovely trip to Boston with my little one for a family get together. The weather was beyond beautiful and we enjoyed some delicious BBQs in the backyard.
Now that I’m home, I’m ready to wrap up the little camping series I started two weeks ago.
Today I’ll wrap up by sharing the sensory-based activities I included for the students who are sensory-learners.
Olfactory – We smelled marshmallows and campfire-scented candles (they do exist!)
Visual – We turned off the overhead lights and looked at the lantern light as it moved around the room (great for working on visual tracking).
Tactile – We touched soft, squishy marshmallows, sticks for roasting food over the campfire, and crunchy leaves from the hiking trail. We felt stuffed animal bears and raccoons.
Auditory – We listened to nature sounds: cricket rasp for the crickets (of course!), frog rasp for the frogs (of course!), quacker for the ducks, and thunder tube for the bears.
Gustatory (Taste) – For those without allergies, we tasted yummy marshmallows and made s’mores (my absolute fave!)
For each sensory experience above I sang an original or piggyback song, or sang one of the traditional camping songs I mention here.
I hope you’ve been able to use some of these experiences in your sessions! Leave a comment below to let me know your favorite one.