Sensory Activity For Children to Learn about Texture
1.) Outline your hand or your child’s hand on a piece of construction paper.
*The bigger the hand the easier it is for little ones to have enough room to write inside.
2.) On the palm of the hand write, “I can feel. . . texture.”
3.) Put out supplies that have different textures such as:
- cotton balls
- sticks or wood
- bubble wrap
- crinkled aluminum foil
- various types of fabrics and ribbon
TIP: You will want to provide as many small items as you can to represent various textures.
4.) Help children talk about the labels we use to explain the feelings of textures i.e., smooth, sharp, bumpy, fluffy, hard, soft, lumpy, rough, etc.
5.) Have them pick 5 of their favorites to use on their “hand”. Assists them (if needed) in gluing one texture to each finger and label each one with the word that best describes the texture.
The variety of objects that you can use is endless. This texture activity is going to be modified one step at a time with Kyler, as he is starting to show signs of sensory aversion. Something his brother Korey was able to get over with a lot of therapy.
Including sensory play in a child’s learning environment can help you spot signs