Do You Feel What I Feel?
Introducing a feely bag to children will encourage their thinking, predicting, sorting and analyzing skills.
Feely bags will also encourage the use of enriched language skills as children describe what they feel.
What you need:
- A fun bag that can be closed at the top. A fabric bag such as a pillowcase with some ribbon or cord to close it is ideal.
- Various objects that the children are familiar with such as: a ball, comb, small car, puzzle piece, book, a piece of fur, sunglasses, a padlock, a crayon, a stuffed animal, Kleenex, etc.
- Allow children to take turns putting their hands into the bag and feeling the object.
- Ask them to describe the object using words such as hard, soft, flat, round.
- Record their ideas.
- After a child has described what she feels, allow her to guess what the object is.