This sense of touch activity originally appeared Jan. 17, 2011.
This activity came to me on the fly. We were about to take a walk, and I thought it would be fun to add a little sense of touch activity. I made the kids wait a few minutes longer while I grabbed a piece of paper and a sharpie. I think the kids approved, this activity ended up being a keeper!
Sense of Touch Activity: Sensory Walk
what you need: paper ~ sharpie ~ scissors ~ space to walk
I didn’t have time to get out the ruler (as if I would have anyway), so I folded the paper to make a bunch of rectangles. I started listing words that describe things we touch. I only came up with 8. . . give me a break I had two kids begging me to hurry up! I tried to make the words opposites as well as descriptive. I used; cold, warm, soft, hard, rough, smooth, moist, dry. I can’t wait to hear what you come up with. Oh yeah, then cut on the lines.
Once we were outside I handed each of the kids a word. I let them look at it for a minute before I told them what it said. The directions for this activity are simple; find an object that feels that way.
I could not believe how excited the kids were about these words. They searched, really thinking about what they were supposed to find. Big M went through words so fast, I could barely keep up. I thought he would be tired of it once he had found something for each word, but I was wrong. He brought me some moist moss at the very end of our walk. I think next time I’ll let him come up with some descriptive words of his own.
Your turn… what words will you add? How else might you extend this sense of touch activity?