We explored our five senses in preschool: touch

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on September 29, 2010

in Infant and Toddler, Sensory Play

This past week the children explored their sense of touchtastesmellsight, and hearing. Let me show you what the children found in the “sense of touch” discovery center…

The children used their sense of touch to sample different types of textures. This activity lends itself to great opportunities for expanding vocabulary. I stopped by the toddler class on this day to see their version of the “touch” project:)

The teacher set a variety of materials with different textures on the table.

The children were invited to select any pieces of materials from the center of the table and place it on the glue card.

Then the toddlers practiced, “pat, pat, pat!” and patted the materials down with their hands on the glue cards so the materials would not fall off.

As the children patted, they discovered that some of the materials were scratchy like sand paper…

And other materials were soft like cotton…

And some of the materials were rubbery like foam or bumpy like foil…

And yes, we even tasted a few pieces of these materials along the way!

Discover more ideas for touch at School Time Adventures!

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