Easy to Make Touch and Feel Book For Toddlers and Preschoolers
Kids have fun using all their senses as they explore the world around them. A touch and feel book is one way to engage kids sense of touch. This DIY project will provide an opportunity for kids to explore materials that are furry, scratchy and even spongy!
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DIY projects come in handy when you are looking for opportunities for kids to learn through play. This sense of touch book is an easy way to include a sensory experience in your child's daily activities.
Supplies for the touch and feel book
- cardboard or card stock
- metal rings
- fabric and textured paper
Use whatever fabrics and papers you have on hand. Here are a few suggestions:
- corrugated paper
- faux fur
- foam sheets
- greeting cards with raised designs or glittery surfaces
Instructions for touch and feel book:
1. Cut pages from cardboard or poster board approximately 5 in. (12.5 cm) square.
2. Hole punch the inside edges.
3. Cut out pieces of textured paper and fabric in a size slightly smaller than the pages. Glue to cardboard pages.
4. Insert rings to link the pages together. I used a split key ring that I snipped in the middle with wire cutting pliers, allowing the key ring to fall into three individual rings.
Plastic snap rings would be great as well. I was unable find them locally when I was doing this project but they can be purchased online.
Cutting the textured pieces slightly smaller than the book pages makes it easy to loop the rings through the holes.
Kids can help put this touch and feel book together by exploring options to glue on the pages, and gluing the textured pieces they choose for the book.
A book with a different texture on each page promotes observation, discovery and discussion.
Keep this handy resource within easy reach so it can be used over and over again.
Introduce words like scratchy, wiggly, spongy to support language skills.
- Does this feel scratchy or spongy?
- Are you wearing something that feels like this?
- Which texture is your favorite?
Explore the sense of touch with more activities:
Learning about the Sense of Touch with Sandpaper from Gift of Curiosity
Sense of Touch Mystery Bag from A Mom with a Lesson Plan
5 Games Exploring Touch from Childhood 101
Exploring the Sense of Touch with Braille Alphabet from The Preschool Toolbox
Touch and Feel Alphabet from No Time for Flash Cards
TOUCH AND FEEL BOOKS
Visit our Sensory board on Pinterest for sensory activities you can easily provide at home or in the classroom.