High five for our sense of touch!

We spent time exploring our hands and if you are going to explore your hands, you just have to add a little high five into the mix…

High Five for our Sense of Touch!

I made a few DIY hand-shaped sensory cards for the children to explore their sense of touch…

High Five for our Sense of Touch!

The children were invited to stop by throughout the day to give the hands a high five and to feel how each card might be just a little bit different…

High Five for our Sense of Touch!

We invited the children to describe the different textures they were feeling…

High Five for our Sense of Touch!

We had hands that were rough, soft, smooth, bumpy,  sticky, and fluffy…

High Five for our Sense of Touch!

This little guy liked to feel all the cards with his eyes closed first and then tell us what he felt. I thought that was an excellent idea!

High Five for our Sense of Touch!

Links to Grow On…

I Have Hands! by Teach Preschool

Handprint Color Mixing by Teach Preschool

By |2016-06-25T06:00:47+00:00June 25th, 2016|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Benjamin June 25, 2016 at 8:10 am - Reply

    Very good creativity! Thumbs up!

  2. Joani June 25, 2016 at 9:21 am - Reply

    What did you use to make the sticky hand?

  3. Carolyn. Gunn June 25, 2016 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    Wow sounds great.I can’t wait to get back in the classroom..I love how easy you make it and so much fun..Thanks

  4. Norah Colvin June 26, 2016 at 12:31 am - Reply

    What a simple, but fun educational activity for little people. 🙂

  5. Zulia July 18, 2016 at 3:16 am - Reply

    Simple, fun and educational. I love this! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  6. Rachel Sherrod November 22, 2017 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    What did you use for each texture?

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