Our Pre-K classes have been doing senses lately. They always have so much fun experiencing the different senses on levels they haven't tried before.
I recently made this texture collage for touch that I wanted to share. Be forewarned, you can get a bit too excited when making this project. Many a time I had to remind myself that the family wouldn't be too happy if I cut off the fur lining of their hood, or cut a square out of the satin curtains, or took the lining out of something.
I wasn't able to find as many textures as I would have liked. This project can be as simple or complex as you wish to make it. I think the hardest part is finding different textures to add on. I looked in every closet and nook and cranny in the house. I'm sure my husband's going to be asking who was messing around in his work area:).
For the project you will need:
Objects with different textures--as many or as few as you would like
Something to attach the objects too--I used poster board, but I'm sure a heavier surface would have been better
Glue--I used a hot glue gun since I thought the collage might get lots of use.
I took my poster board and arranged the objects on it. I then hot glued them down. That's it. Now you just need to have it available for the young ones.
If you're not sure what some of the things I have pictured are, here is some help: I used as many different types of fabrics that I could find. There is also sand paper, cotton, pipe cleaners cut and gathered close together, a piece of rug, the scrubby part of a scrubby sponge, some velvet from a jewelry gift box, padding from inside a box, corrugated borders, and I even dribbled some hot glue on there so they could feel that. One item I would have loved to have, but couldn't find or think of how to display was something bumpy. I'll just have to keep looking.