My Five Senses (Focusing on Touch)
1 Hook: Mystery Bags
-Have four brown paper bags, one with something soft, one with something hard, one with something rough, and one with something squishy and slimy.
-Have each student come up and feel around in the bags and have them describe what they feel based on their sense of touch.
2 Direct Instruction: Read the book "Touch (Five Sense Series)" by Maria Rius and show Youtube video
-Read the book and ask open ended questions as you read to get students thinking and making connections to past knowledge.
-After reading the book, play the Youtube video for the students and allow them to get up and dance and sing along if they want to.
3 Guided Practice: Make Slime!
-Go around and add all necessary ingredients to the children's bowls and allow them to mix them together with your help when needed.
-While creating the slime have students describe what their slime is like and how it feels.
4 Independent Practice: My Hands Can Feel Many Things Activity
-Give each student a paper with five outlines of hands and five pieces of material with various textures (rough,smooth,fuzzy,bumpy,soft).
-Walk around and help students glue materials onto their paper.
5 Wrap Up
-Have students come together and ask about what they learned and listen to their responses. Ask what types of things they could do/feel with their sense of touch.
-For the wrap up activity have them take pictures of rough things, hard things, soft things, etc.
-Allow students to walk around and take pictures with the tablets of things that they can feel with their sense of touch.
-Walk around and help students who may be struggling.