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 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!