Book Bundles: Five Senses


For an overview of the Book Bundles and Parenting Packs early literacy kits, please visit the original post. The cost listed is the list price of each item, regardless of whether or not we got it on sale/discount. The activity sheets amount was calculated by cost of binder clip + lamination sheets.

Itemized List

  • Five for a Little One by Chris Raschka ($17.99) — Baker & Taylor
  • Hooray for Hoppy! by Tim Hopgood ($16.99) — Baker & Taylor
  • I Hear a Pickle by Rachel Isadora ($16.99) — Baker & Taylor
  • Constructive Playthings Teachable Touchable Texture Squares ($29.99) — Constructive Playthings
  • Lakeshore Learning Play & Learn Sensory Tubes ($29.99) — Lakeshore Learning
  • Activity Sheets — ($2.55) created in-house

Total: $121.89

Picking books for this theme was really fun! I immediately knew that I wanted to include I Hear a Pickle since I had used it in a storytime to great success. I love the different ways that each page represents different senses. Such a great way to start discussions with kids.

Hooray for Hoppy! has a rabbit that uses all of its senses to come to one conclusion and I chose this book to illustrate how our senses work together. Five for a Little One does a great job of introducing the senses and then reinforcing them with bunny’s parents. (I didn’t realize until this moment that these are both bunny/rabbit books…)

Constructive Playthings Teachable Touchable Texture Squares have been rebranded on their website since I bought them (they’re now called Bag of Fabric Feelies) and I think they are a fabulous addition to using touch with this Bundle. Kids and caregivers can describe them, match them, and more.

The Lakeshore Learning Play & Learn Sensory Tubes are a fun exploration of sight and sound, perfect for this Bundle!

This Bundle has gone out four times in the two months since its release.

2 comments on “Book Bundles: Five Senses

  1. Jolene
    May 24, 2018 at 3:27 pm #

    Hi Katie!
    I love your blog and it has inspired me to provide Early Literacy kits for my library. I’m already compiling a 5 senses kit and was wondering if I could get a copy of your flash cards.
    Also do you have links to activity sheets provided in your kits?

    Thank You!

    • Katie
      June 13, 2018 at 1:58 pm #

      Hi Jolene,

      I don’t provide the activity sheets, as they were created at work and belong to my library. Thanks for understanding!

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