119. The Biology of the Five Senses


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By Kailey Lefko and Josianne Barnabé: Teachers and Co-founders of Educalme, Kailey Lefko, Josianne Barnabé: Teachers, and Co-founders of Educalme. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
In this episode of The Balanced Educator Podcast we’re explaining the biology of how we experience our 5 senses. We talk about how our brain processes our senses and how we interpret what we see, hear, feel, taste and touch.
We explain how our 5 senses can help us to stay present and be mindful. Then, we give examples of simple mindfulness activities you can do with your students.
Plus, we give a free 5 Senses Scavenger Hunt activity and lesson plan that you can use in your classroom.


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Alright, we’re going to keep this one short so you can get on with your… Mindful Scavenger Hunt!!!

Our 5 senses are how we engage with the world around us. Through the exploration of one sense at a time, our students learn how to fully appreciate what they are experiencing in each moment.

Plus, they will understand that when you choose to focus on one thing at a time, your senses become amplified. This helps to develop attention and awareness.

In this Mindful Scavenger Hunt PDF, you will find two worksheets and a lesson plan. This is a perfect mindfulness activity to do with your kiddos to fill a bit of time in your schedule. Also, a great one to leave to a sub since the lesson plan is already written for you!

This activity is a part of the Mindfulness and the Five Senses unit inside Educalme Classroom, our ready-to-use mindfulness program for the classroom (there are lessons for the entire school year!). In this unit, students develop their mindfulness practice through the exploration of their five senses.

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Let us know how this activity goes for you and your students!

With calm appreciation,

Kailey & Josianne

Teachers and founders of Educalme

P.s. Try out a Mindful Scavenger Hunt indoors or outdoors with your students!

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Let us know in the comments, how will you use your scavenger hunt?

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