Monday 23 March 2015

Learning about the senses - Touch


We have been learning about the senses recently and I have already written about how we learnt about the sense of sight, hearing, touch and taste. The next sense we learnt about was the sense of touch. As before, we read one of Sally Hewitt's books, this time it was 'Touch that', all about the sense of touch.


Next, we played a guessing game. I got together 10 items that felt different, and placed them in a bag.


The children had to put their hand into the bag and feel an item and try and guess what it was they were feeling. They absolutely loved this game and we had to play it over and over again! I tried to make sure they closed their eyes while handling the objects to really make them use their sense of touch to think about the objects and what they could be. R found keeping his eyes shut extremely difficult. He would open his eyes after only a few seconds!


Then, I asked the children to describe what each of the items felt like and I wrote this down.


Finally, we made some cardboard feely hands! I got some cardboard and drew round the children's hands. Then, I cut them out and gave them to the children along with a bag full of fabric. We searched for different textures of fabric to use to stick on the cardboard hands. The children loved being able to explore the different fabrics. As they explored, I asked them to describe how the fabrics felt.

Next we will be exploring the sense of smell!



  1. Aww this is such a cute idea to teach children the senses. My little brother is just 2 so I know we've got all this to come with him and it's so exciting! I'll keep this post in mind. x

    1. R is almost 3 and he enjoyed these activities so maybe you could try them with your brother sooner than you think :)

  2. this is a great activity! i use to do things like this as a child and was scared about the sense of smell activity haha

  3. What a great idea to teach children all about touch, thanks for sharing x

  4. Aww, this is a fabulous activity. Oscar is just starting to realise that not all objects feel the same when he touches them, so this is something we might be able to try together soon :)

    Louise x

    With love from Lou

  5. Love the idea of the guessing game, I'll have to remember that one for when I have children xxx

    1. It's a really fun game. I like playing games like this as a child too.

  6. Lovely ways to explore the sense of touch. I like the idea of guessing objects in a bag.
    Thanks for sharing #LetKidsBeKids


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