5 or 6 drawstring bags / opaque bags.
Anywhere with objects that can be collected. Good places—Skinny
Tall Trees, Hawkhill Wood, Innocent
Castle Park, hedgerows.
To develop the use of touch in distinguishing between objects and relating
this to what we see.
The children should be divided into teams of about five. Each team then
has the challenge of finding something to put into the bag, which the
other groups have to identify by feeling the object inside the bag. They
can either be given a free choice, or each group can be told to find a
different texture. E.g. rough, smooth, tickly, prickly, furry or
crumbly. Obviously, be careful to tell children not to pick up
anything unhygienic or things that might be painful, such as
Prickly Tickly—A variation on ‘Feely bags’
5 or 6 egg boxes, with textures written on the bottom.
This is a variation on ‘feely bags’. Divide the children into small
groups and give each group an egg-box, with two contrasting textures
written on the underneath of the box. Textures could include rough,
smooth, hard, soft, tickly, prickly, spongy, furry, wrinkly or crumbly.
The groups then have to find objects that match the textures on the box
to fill each of the egg-wells. When a group has filled their box, they
can show their objects to the other groups, who then feel the objects
and guess which texture is written on the underside of the box. Groups
can then swap boxes.