Would you rather have rough road to drive or walk on or a smooth road? God says in Isaiah 45:2 that He will go before you and make the rough places smooth. Thank You Jesus!
Using a bin of water beads and hidden toys, the students were able to explore using their gift of touch. They used their hands and skin to determine the form of an object. I placed sets of different kinds of animals and different sizes of people. Both the people and animals were different colors.
After we finished finding all the hidden toys in the water beads, I had the students use their gift of sight to sort the different toys into colors and then into animals versus humans.
We read Soft and Smooth, Rough and Bumpy from Dana Meachen Rau to expand our vocabulary on different kinds of textures that we can feel. We also learned more about the largest organ of our bodies, the skin.
I always enjoy having the students participate during the storytime. They are thinking about the information and either learning something new or adding it to their prior knowledge.
Which Texture is Which Investigation
Using old tissue boxes, I placed several different textured items inside. At the beginning, I introduced these items to them just in case they had never seen, or touched them before. The items that I used were:
The question was: Can I use my sense of touch to identify an object by its texture?
The students then would reach their hand inside the box and pull out an item while being blindfolded. I placed the students in groups of 3 or 4 and would ask them about the texture of their object and what they thought it was. If they could identify it, I would circle the checkmark in their book. If they couldn't, then they circled the 'X'.
rough or smooth Peek-a-boo
Finally, I used some different items to place on their Peek-a-Boo sheet to cover with a post it note and then rub with a paperless crayon. They were to determine by the rubbing if the article was smooth or rough.
The items that I used were: