Experiments

Texture Walk

Texture Walk
Photo by: Susanna

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Let your child explore different textures around your neighborhood and learn the words to describe them.

Time
20 minutes
Ages
18 - 60 months
Group size
1 - 8 tots
Rating

Supplies

  • 1 piece white paper (for making prints of different surfaces)
  • 1 box Crayons (for making prints of different surfaces)

Steps

  1. Take a walk outside with your child.
  2. As you walk along, look for different textures that might be a new experience for your child. (Something that makes noise when you touch it is particularly good)
  3. Once you find something interesting, run your fingers or finger nails along it and say, "ooh, it's bumpy!" (or a word that best describes the object)
  4. Have fun finding all kinds of textures!
Adaptations
For younger children, help them put their hands on different surfaces and describe what you're feeling. "Ooh, it's rough."
Bring paper and a crayon on your walk to make rubbings of the different textures.

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