5 Senses

Starter

What do you use to touch? Answer: Your Hands! Learn about the different types of textures you touch. Soft, fluffy, sharp, rough, spikey, smooth, etc.

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TOUCH

Choose 2-3 20-30 minute activities from the options below:

Finger Painting

Finger painting! Have your kids explore with finger paints, dip their finger or whole hand in the paint and have them paint whatever they’d like.

Color-in Textures

Draw something soft, hard, causes pain (i.e. fire, rock) Use this for ideas 

Texture Categorizing

Explore different textures. Find different crafts or object you have around the house and categorize them by their feel. You can trace your child’s hand, cut out 5 hands, and label each hand soft, rough, smooth, fluffy, sharp/spikey (or any other texture your child wants). Find things around the house and place them on the hand that they belong to.

Egg-speriment

Feeling something different. We are used to boiling an egg and it coming out with a hard shell– but not with these 2 ingredients! Info here (Note: results only show after 2 days – but it’s worth it)

Pom-pom Math

Pom-pom math. Create a math sheet for addition and subtraction (Higher level: multiplication and division Lower level: matching) You can use dice to decide how many pom poms go in each circle. (If you don’t have pom-poms, use some other textured object) The sheet can look something like the picture above.

Shaving Cream Paint

Take shaving cream and drizzle some washable paint over it. Then have the kids play with it. They can lightly press the shaving cream on a sheet of paper (but not too hard) and then let it dry. It will dry with some texture to it. 

Indoor Active

TAKE 4 BOWLS FILL THEM WITH DIFFERENT TEXTURES

Blindfold your child and have them guess what the object is.

Outdoor Active

GO OUTDOORS RUN AROUND BAREFOOT 

How does the grass feel on your feet? How does the bark of a tree feel? What other textures do you feel outdoors?


Food Ideas

WHAT TEXTURES DO YOU FEEL IN YOUR MOUTH? 

  • Snack: Rice cakes and fruit 

  • Lunch: Deli meat sandwiches and fresh veggies 

  • Snack: Granola bar and fruit 

  • Dinner: Mac n cheese and veggies

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