FoodPrints Curriculum

Exploring with Our Five Senses


Health & Nutrition

Standards Alignment:

DC Early Learning Standards

Grade Level:



Fall / October


The purpose of this lesson is for students to explore how their five senses influence how they experience the world. Students will use their five senses to explore the garden, and to study and draw herbs. They will also use their senses to compare different varieties of apples and create a simple bar graph showing their preferences.

Big Idea

We use our senses to explore the world around us.

Guiding Questions

  • How can we use each of our senses in the garden and kitchen?
  • How do our senses work together to help us make decisions and form opinions? 

Instructional Video to Support Teaching this Lesson