5 Senses – Touch Activity!

sensory activities for kids We are talking a lot about touch right now.  My son is a big snuggler and as my belly grows he has had to adjust to what he can thump on and what he can’t. We have also been talking about gentle touches for friends and babies. I know that many families go through that often with toddlers and preschoolers. This activity contrasts and sorts soft and hard things, and identifies them through touch.

  1. Gather your materials. You will need a wipes container that has a rubbery opening ( a kleenex box works well too) , soft items like cotton balls, feathers, small pieces of fleece, and harder objects like blocks, keys and toy cars.5 senses lesson
  2. Pop the outer lid off the box so it doesn’t scratch your little ones arm when they are reaching in.5 senses lesson
  3. Add the items to the container and close the lid.5 senses lesson
  4. Invite your child to reach in and find something hard .  Start a pile for the hard things.5 senses lesson
  5. Reach in a find something soft . 5 senses
  6. Continue sorting until all the objects are out of the box. My son exclaimed when he was done ” I win! I win!”

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  1. Cheryl says

    I just started reading your blog. I’m curious… how old is your son? My Grandson is 22 months and I think may still be a little young for some of this. I love your blog btw.

  2. says

    Oh, Allie! This one totally saved the day today. Another snow day…. cabin fever… you get the idea! This one morphed into several different games for my DD but it kept her occupied (and learning) and me sane! :)
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