5 Senses and The 5 Little Ducks

It is just me or is the school year already going by at warp speed? Maybe it just feels that way because it seems like I can never get caught up!! Last week, we learned about the number 5 with the five little ducks and with our five senses.

First, we introduced our 5 senses with this little anchor chart {thanks to Pencils, Glue and Tying Shoes for the idea!}.
Then, we each made our own to help us remember our senses. We used wiggly eyes for sight, jingle bells for hearing, sandpaper for touch, a cotton ball with lotion for smell, and a stick of gum {that melted a little over the weekend} for taste. They turned out so cute!

To help us learn about our sense of tatse, we also did our taste test again. We tasted limes, bittersweet chocolate, m&ms, and pretzels. We have an awesome new principal this year who bought all of the supplies for the taste test for all 17 of the kindergarten teachers!! I've never had a principal buy the random stuff I needed, so we are very appreciative to have her!

After deciding if we liked each taste or not, we graphed our favorites {I don't have a picture :( }. You can get the pieces for the graph and the taste test page here.

We also used my friend Deeanna's pack that includes lots of 5 Little Ducks activities...the kids loved these!
Acting out the song on the ten frame

Writing equations while we acted it out

Counting on to make 5

Using a mat and individual ducks to act out the story {we also wrote the equations on a recording sheet with this}

We introduced math sticks!! We love using these each week to help us decompose numbers...we sang the song and moved ducks then used our stick to help us make the equation

Love these!

Moving on to this week...it's one of my favorite weeks of the year!! Here's a little sneak peek...


  1. Cute idea to use the beads to make the duck equations. Pinned it! Smiles, Jayne
    Smart Kids
    ABCs of Reading

  2. OMG - 17 kindergarten classes? How big is your school??? Love your ideas - the little Five Senses people are sooo cute!

  3. I love Mr. Peabody's Apples, and for some reason, I can't seem to find my apple books!!! Aarrgghh!!!

    The Daily Alphabet

  4. Adorable! I love that you have a giant bb for student work! Mine is all taken up by academic stuff. I need another board!!!

    Mrs. Wheeler’s First Grade
    Mrs. Wheeler TpT

  5. Love those activities for 5 Little Ducks!! So cute!
    First Grade Blue SKies


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