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.
- 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.
- Pop the outer lid off the box so it doesn’t scratch your little ones arm when they are reaching in.
- Add the items to the container and close the lid.
- Invite your child to reach in and find something hard . Start a pile for the hard things.
- Reach in a find something soft .
- Continue sorting until all the objects are out of the box. My son exclaimed when he was done ” I win! I win!”