The Sense of Touch Texture Board

Learning about the 5 senses is an exciting¬†thematic unit for young learners as they¬†are curious about the world around them and use their senses to explore and learn. The Sense of Touch Texture Board is a great way to develop young learners’ word recognition and fine motor skills.

The Sense of Touch Texture Board

Sense of Touch Science Activity

What you need:

  • Sandpaper
  • Felt
  • Cotton Wool
  • Contact Paper
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Crepe Paper
  • Velcro
  • Anything you can find with different textures
  • Future board or Cardboard (about an A4 size for each child)

Time for the activity:

Take the kids for a walk outside. Ask them to touch different surfaces (a tree trunk, the ground, a wall, a leaf, a brick etc.) Ask them what all these things feel like. Explain that we need our hands and skin to feel different textures and temperatures.

Back in class, pass around some of the materials you gathered. Ask the children what these feel like. Give a square sized cut of each type of material to each child. They paste these onto their boards and now have their very own texture boards to take home!


Find a whole week of The 5 Senses Themed printables, centers and activities by clicking on the images below.

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