Feeling Hands

This post was inspired by Lesson 3 in our workbook About Me.

This week’s sensory project can be developed in many different ways. Come up with your own ideas!

 

Project #1 – Hand Cut-outs

1. Gather a variety of papers and materials that have an interesting feel.

2. Trace around your child’s hand onto card stock to make a template. (Reserve this template if you choose to complete project #3.)

3. Use the template to trace the hand onto your papers and fabrics. Cut out each.

We chose corrugated cardboard, faux fur, foam, sparkly card stock, felt, and metallic scrapbooking paper.

4. If you wish, this can be as far as you go with this project. You can punch a hole in each hand and string them together, or use a key ring to keep them attached. Your child will want to handle them as she learns words to describe how each feels.

 

Project #2 – Texture Cards

1. Write or type a describing word for each hand on pieces of card stock.

2. Cut the card stock into smaller cards.

3. Glue the hands onto their corresponding cards.

The foam hand feels soft and squishy.


 

Project #3 – Feeling Hands Book

To make a book, you will need a small cardboard box, such as one for cereal/granola bars.

1. Cut the box to resemble a cover (see photo). Make sure you have cut the cover the same size as your hand cards.

2. Decorate the book cover – we used the reserved hand template for the front and covered the back with construction paper (using school glue).
3. Punch holes in the spine and on the cards, making sure they are aligned, like this.
3. Thread a piece of yarn or string through the holes and secure with a square knot.
Optional – we “laminated” our book cover with packaging tape to make it sturdier.

 

Why We Like It:  

  1. This is a cute project that your child can enjoy for quite a while.
  2. She learns that her hands are what she uses most when discovering what objects feel like.
  3. If you use bright and colorful materials, this project can be a highly visual experience as well. 
  4. Teach your child new describing words while she feels each cut-out.

 

Lesson 3: Five Senses from About Me – includes activities, games, and worksheets!

 



 


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