Description

Our senses include seeing, smelling, touching, tasting and hearing. We use all of our senses to find out what’s happening around us and to keep us safe.

Step 1

Sit together make a list of all the textures you can think of – smooth, spikey, rough, bumpy, soft, hard, warm, cold, wet, dry, etc. Remember them or write them on a piece of paper.

Step 2

Go outside a find an object that will fit each word on your list. Pebbles may be smooth, a holly leaf may be spikey, the grass may be soft, the sun will be warm.

Step 3

Collect a selection of natural objects and lay them out. Talk about what you have found together and decide if you can assign more than one texture to each object, e.g. a leaf may be both smooth and bumpy or a pebble may be both hard and rough.

What you need

A tray or bag to collect objects in.

Try

Why not create a sensory sheet before you go out. Write or draw the symbols for each texture on a piece of paper and then stick the objects to the sheet as you go along.

Did you know?

Our senses include seeing, smelling, touching, tasting and hearing. We use all of our senses to find out what’s happening around us and to keep us safe.

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