TEXTURES, Touch and Feel.
We all know that kids love to get their mitts on just about anything lol. 🙂 So, what exactly can they feel? Well, if it’s
- Wood – hard
- Liquid – wet
- Nail file – rough
- Sellotape – sticky
- Sweet wrapper – crinkly
- Plastic – smooth
- Cotton wool – soft / fluffy
Just to describe a few!
The more ways we allow students to interact with the materials we use in class, the better they learn. Hands-on activities encourage students to participate and interact to the fullest.
By handling, manipulating, and observing the different textures of objects, ESLs are able to use more than just language to help them construct meaning.
Interacting with the objects you present, helps them understand your lesson in a deeper way.
Get your kids to touch various objects and see if they can describe how they feel. Here is a short list of things that can be used for this exercise.
- Dry beans
- Finger paints
Here is an example of an activity that you can easily do at home. Alternatively, you can use my worksheet to create a similar exercise. Get your kids to attach various objects (like above) to the corresponding boxes and away you go… 👍😃
Click below to download this FREE activity.
What you can teach with this exercise
- “How does it feel?”
- “Is it soft/hard/rough…?”
- “Touch it with your hand”
- Smooth etc.
Have fun… 😃
The idea for this post came from HERE