Touch & Identify

Today’s post was inspired by Lesson 3 of our first workbook, About Me.

 

Project #1 – A Block Party for the Senses

This craft introduces your child to some different textures and words to describe them.

You will need 6 different textures for a 6 sided wooden cube. Here is what we used:

  1. Soft – fleece
  2. Sticky – decorative card stock and 2-sided tape
  3. Spikey – self-adhesive velcro
  4. Bumpy – glitter glue
  5. Smooth – decorative card stock
  6. Rough – sand paper
The velcro side is easiest – cut some strips to fit on one side of the cube, peel off the backing, and stick on.

 

 We used Modge Podge to glue on the card stock.

 We used wood glue for the fleece and sand paper squares (press the fleece on gently).

For the sticky side, first glue on a card stock square, then place strips of 2-sided tape on top of that. If the tape becomes un-sticky after a lot of handling, just re-apply more tape.

Squeeze some dots of glitter glue on the remaining side and let dry.
Why We Like It: We like the compact and colorful aspects of this educational craft. This block is not only fun to feel, but fun to look at too!

 

Project #2 – Guessing Game

Use different puzzle pieces for a fun guessing game using your sense of touch-

We used alphabet, number, and shapes puzzles. Using one puzzle at a time, place the pieces in an empty tissue box. Have your child reach inside the box and grab a piece, but not pull it out. Ask him if he can tell what the piece is by feeling it. He can then pull it out and put it in it’s correct position on the puzzle board.


Why We Like It:

  1. Helps your child hone in on his sense of touch
  2. By not being able to see the puzzle pieces, he is forced to concentrate on how they feel in order to identify them.
  3. If you use numbers, letters, and shapes, you can make this activity a part of your math or reading lesson.

These activities can go along with Lesson #3 (5 senses) found in our first workbook,
About Me:

 


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