Lesson plan

Feel the Sensation: Touch

Your preschoolers' tactile abilities will be activated with this lesson as they explore their sense of touch.
Grade Subject View aligned standards

Students will be able to identify which part of the body is used for the sense of touch. Students will be able to discuss different textures they feel. Students will be able to match textures to animal coverings.

(5 minutes)
(10 minutes)
  • Ask your students what they know about their sense of touch.
  • Write correct facts on the whiteboard.
  • Explain facts about the sense of touch. For example: Our sense of touch helps us learn about our world by feeling and learning the size, texture, and shape of things. You can feel with the skin all over the body. We can tell the difference between hard and soft, smooth and rough, hot and cold, wet and dry, and feel pain because of our sense of touch.
  • Write the main points on the board.
(10 minutes)
  • Place various hard and soft items into the guessing bag.
  • Choose students to come to the front and touch one object in the bag.
  • Instruct students to describe to the class what they feel.
  • Encourage the use of descriptive words associated with touch.
(10 minutes)
  • Hand an Animal Texture worksheet to each student, and tell them to write their names.
  • Give each student glue, a cotton ball, a piece of smooth paper, and a small piece of foil.
  • Ask them how each piece feels when they rub it. For example: The cotton is soft, the paper is smooth, and the foil is rough.
  • Name each animal on the worksheet and state how it would feel when touched. For example: The rabbit is soft, the frog is smooth, and the shark is rough.
  • Tell the students to glue the foil, paper, and cotton to the matching texture of the animals.
  • Enrichment: Let the advanced students write the descriptive word under each animal to describe the texture. For example: Write the word soft under the rabbit.
  • Support: Call these students to place their hands in a mystery bag to get a better understanding of the sense of touch.
(10 minutes)
  • Give each student a Your Sense of Touch worksheet to complete.
  • Check students' answers to measure understanding.
(5 minutes)
  • Ask students review questions about the sense of touch. For example: What do you use to feel? What types of textures can you feel?

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