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My Nose Smells!

To celebrate the senses.

by Gordon and Ronni Lamont

Suitable for Key Stage 1


To celebrate the senses.

Preparation and materials

  • Run through the simple rhyme and work out the actions beforehand.
  • Be aware of any children who are disabled with respect to any of the senses.


  1. The assembly takes the form of a repeating rhyme. Invite the children to repeat each line and action after you:

    I've got eyes and here they are (point to eyes)
    They can see things near and far.

    I've got ears, one and two (point to ears in turn)
    With my ears I listen to you.

    Here's my mouth, where food goes in (mime eating)
    Cherry, chocolate and vanilla ice cream.

    These are my hands, worth more than gold (wave hands)
    They feel things like hot and cold.

    This is my nose, as you can tell (touch nose)
    The funny thing is, my nose smells!

  2. Repeat the rhyme a couple of times so that children get to know it.

  3. Explain that the different things in the rhyme - eyes, ears, mouth, hands and nose - all have something to do with the senses, which are seeing, hearing, tasting, touching and smelling. Play a game where you call out one of the senses and the children have to point to the correct part of the body, waving their hands for 'touch'.

Time for reflection

Thank you for our senses,
for seeing, hearing, tasting, touching and smelling
and for all the ways that they show us your world.


'I've got a body' (Come and Praise Beginning, 17)

Publication date: July 2002   (Vol.4 No.7)    Published by SPCK, London, UK.
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