Texture Cards

IMG 2568 150x150 Texture CardsHere in the Puget Sound area we have this wonderful store called “Creation Station“. Creation Station has all sorts of odd objects great for arts, crafts and various other activities for a very reasonable price. You can also purchase online and have the materials sent to you. I purchased the “art box” which came with all sorts of goodies including material in a variety of textures in the forms of paper, ribbon, wrapping paper and fabric. My mind was going wild with all the activities I could create with this box. I will share the first one.

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I took the materials and divided/cut each piece into two. Then I placed one “pile” neatly lined up in a tray and gave my son the other pile to sort and match. As he matched up each piece of material I talked with him about what he was feeling with each piece. Quite simple, yes, but a powerful and effective sensory exercise. Furthermore your child can learn additional descriptive vocabulary like “shiny”, “soft”, “smooth”, “bumpy”, “rough”, etc. There are several variations using these texture cards: memory game and using a blindfold to match the textures.

Happy Learning!
Marnie

 Texture Cards

Marnie

Founder, Publisher, Writer & Editor at Carrots Are Orange, Inc.
Marnie began Carrots Are Orange in 2010 after the birth of her first son. Carrots Are Orange is a Montessori inspired learning and living blog for parents and educators. She hails from Maine, a wonderfully down to earth place to grow up. Marnie moved to the west coast in 1999, currently living east of Seattle with her husband and three young boys. She is pursuing Montessori certification. Her work has been featured on Apartment Therapy, PBS Kids, BabyCenter, the Melissa & Doug blog, and WhattoExpect.com.
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