These 5 Sense of Circle Time Activities is perfect to kick of each day during the Sense of Sight themed week.
Everyday during Circle Time we do the morning routine, which includes the Calendar and ‘Number, Color, Shape and Letter of the week’. We then read a story, sing a few songs and do a group activity.
On every Monday we change the ‘Classroom Helpers’ Classroom Jobs. Each child has a name card on a popsicle stick, and they get to choose their job of the week.
Sense of Sight Circle Time Activities
Activity 1: Weekend News
Every Monday morning each child gets a chance to talk about their weekend and what they did. The children then draw a picture in the ‘weekend news’ journal, and the teacher writes down what they have said.
Activity 2: Word Cards & Pocket Chart Sentences
Laminate and cut out the sentences. During Circle Time, put all the sentences in order on the word wall. Point to the words as you and the children sing the ‘Brown Bear Song’.
Activity 3: My 5 Senses Walk
Give each child a ‘My 5 Senses Walk’ printable and take them for a walk outside. Sit quietly somewhere. Children see how many of the objects on the paper they can see and color the happy face next to each if they can see, hear, touch, taste or smell the object and the sad face if they can’t.
Activity 4: I Spy With My Little Eyes …
Play ‘I spy with my little eyes, something that begins with (a)’. You can do it in different variations e.g. I spy with my little eyes, something that is round that you can see, but not hear (a clock). Ask volunteers to ask their classmates a few questions too.
Activity 5: Fruit Salad
Children sit in a circle. Going clockwise, give each child an animal name (use 4 different names) for example bear, horse, frog, sheep, bear, horse, frog sheep. Now say ‘I see a bear’. All the bears have to run and switch places with each other.