The Five Senses, Touch, Textures and Feel.
Teach your students about the five senses, touch.
We all know that kids love to get their mitts on just about anything lol. 🙂 So, what exactly can they feel? Well, if it’s
- Wood – hard
- Liquid – wet
- Nail file – rough
- Sellotape – sticky
- Sweet wrapper – crinkly
- Plastic – smooth
- Cotton wool – soft / fluffy
Just to describe a few!
The Importance of Hands-On Activities for Learning and Development
The more ways we allow students to interact with the materials we use in class, the better they learn. Moreover, hands-on activities encourage students to participate and interact to the fullest.
Enhancing Meaning Construction Through Tactile Engagement
By handling, manipulating, and observing the different textures of objects, ESLs are able to use more than just language to help them construct meaning. Additionally, interacting with the objects you present helps them understand your lesson in a deeper way.
Broadening Skills and Fostering Creativity
These activities not only improve children’s critical thinking skills but also enhance their gross and fine motor abilities. Furthermore, they provide an opportunity for children to express their imagination and creativity.
Engaging the Senses
Exploring the Sense of Touch To engage your kids further, get them to touch various objects and see if they can describe how they feel. Here is a short list of things that can be used for this exercise.
- Dry beans
- Finger paints
Here is an example of an activity that you can easily do at home. Alternatively, you can use my worksheet to create a similar exercise. Get your kids to attach various objects (like above) to the corresponding boxes and away you go… 👍😃
A link to the (above) old version is included.
This resource has been updated, and now includes a cute craft for your students to make and take home.
What you can teach with this exercise
- “How does it feel?”
- “Is it soft/hard/rough…?”
- “Touch it with your hand”
- Smooth etc
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Have fun… 😃