Sense of Touch Game: Mystery Bag

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This sense of touch activity was originally shared on January 18, 2011. I love this Mystery Bag activity. It reminds me a lot of Disappearing Shapes.  Mostly because I used them both a lot when I was teaching preschool.  They are both so easy to set up that they make great time filler activities.  Plus, by changing the items you use, the activity becomes a whole new game! Mystery Bag: Sense of Touch Game what you need: two bags, items (I used 10) I think the hardest part of this is collecting the items in secret.  I mean. . . I think kids have some type of Mommy sensor that brings them curiously to your leg the second you think you Continue Reading

Sensory Walk: A Sense of Touch Activity

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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 Continue Reading

SENSE OF TOUCH Reverse Finger Painting

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This post originally appeared on January 9, 2011. Who doesn't love finger paint?  For this one I mixed it up a little and we painted straight on the table. . . FUN!!!  I usually use plain tempera paint, but just for you I found an actual finger paint recipe.  Well, I found more than one, because the first one we tried was not a success and lucky Little M was delighted to finger paint two days in a row! Reverse Finger Painting what you need: cornstarch ~ sugar ~ salt ~ cold water ~ food coloring ~ paper To make the finger paint I used  recipe #3 from playingandlearning you will need: 1/2 cup cornstarch 3 Tbsp. sugar 1/2 tsp. salt 2 Continue Reading

SENSE OF TOUCH Beans

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For this activity I am going to share with you a Mommy MUST HAVE!  Are you ready?  Beans. . . that's right beans.  You can use pinto, kidney, or chili beans.  Any bean you can find the only requirement is that they are dried.  The best thing about this little container of beans (we used black eyed peas, split peas, and great nothern beans) is that it takes up very little space, cost me less than $10 to put together and will last forever. What you’ll need: Plastic container ~ measurement tools ~ beans Fill a plastic container with beans.   Look in the bulk section of your grocery store; you’ll want about 10 lbs.  In the past I've used Continue Reading