How Does It Feel? Poster

Lesson #3630

Use different materials to stimulate a child's imagination and sense of touch.

Stimulate student learning with hands-on activities about various textures. Bring an assortment of materials to class and have students explore how they feel. Instill a basic awareness that different objects have physical properties that are unique to those objects. As students touch textures on a poster board, have them repeat words associated with the way the image feels (e.g., rough or smooth). Encourage students to explore the shapes of objects by feeling along the edge of the images. Consider telling short stories about the images as students touch them.

Given an assortment of textures on a poster board, students feel various images and their outer surfaces to explore physical properties.

12228-SM-Ellison SureCut Die - Beetle - Small 14533-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Sand Dollar - Large 14608-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Shark - Large 14963-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Stingray - Large 15123-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Turtle #1A - Large 17685-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Fish #4 - Large 17919-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Alligator #3 - Large 17951-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Jaguar - Large

Supplies Used: Animal Print Fur, Basswood, Cork, Corrugated Paper, Decorator Foil, Pen (Marking), Poster Board, Sandpaper, Tape (Double-Sided), Vinyl

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Label a large piece of poster board with the words &"How Does It Feel?" emphasizing the word &"feel."; Words may be handwritten or computer generated. Adhesive letters may also be used.
  2. This project can be created using 6" x 6" squares of poster board mounted on cardboard to make them sturdier. Each square will contain a different shape with a different feel and can easily be passed around a classroom (Figure A).
  3. Die-cut a LG Shark from lightweight sandpaper (.100 or finer). Use a marking pen to give the Shark an eye.
  4. Die-cut the LG Jaguar from a furry animal print fabric.
  5. Die-cut a LG Beetle from silver Grafix Metallic Foil Board.
  6. Die-cut the LG Alligator #3 from green corrugated paper.
  7. Die-cut the LG Fish #4 from blue Static Cling Vinyl. Marking pens or additional layers of Static Cling Vinyl in different colors may also be used to embellish the Fish.
  8. Die-cut a LG Stingray from Self-Adhesive Rubber.
  9. Die-cut a LG Sand Dollar from lightweight cork.
  10. Die-cut a LG Turtle #1A from lightweight basswood.
  11. Use glue, double-sided tape or other adhesive to adhere the different objects to the poster (see Main Photo).

Science: Physical Science

  • As a result of the activities in grades K-4, all students should develop an understanding of properties of objects and materials.

Source:National Science Education Standards

Fine Arts: Visual Arts

K-4 Standard 3: Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols and Ideas

  • Students select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning.

Source: National Standards for Arts Education

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