Texture Walk

Group Name: Skittles. 

Sense of taste!

Did you ever wonder why your favorite foods taste so good?

Well, you can thank your taste buds for letting you appreciate the saltiness of pretzels and the sweetness of ice cream.

Teacher today demonstrated how the tongue uses taste buds for them to enjoy yummy tastes.

Taste buds are sensory organs that are found on the top of the tongue and allows us to experience tastes that are sweet, salty, sour, and bitter. How exactly do your taste buds work? Well, stick out your tongue and look in the mirror. There you will see the magic tongue that does a lot of work with our sense of taste. Such an awesome way of exploring science.

Kids further went ahead and experimented different tastes of amazing edibles like, lemon, orange, candy, salt and candy. Indeed with the Skittles class Science has taken a simple turn because they learn through play and use their practical skills.

Numeracy class!

Kids traced numbers one to six.Here they counted their favorite ice cream, traced and colored them after. They expressed their creative skills and fine motor skills.

Outdoor games!

Kids enjoyed playing hopscotch with friends , jumping and improving their numeracy skills.

They were also given a rope pulling challenge ,boys against girls. Here they exhibited team work as well as developing their PSED.

Sound mystery tubes!

Kids had  sensory numbered sound tubes , that the teacher used to motivate them to learn numbers and the sense of hearing.

Kids were tasked to identify which tube would make a sound and which one wouldn’t, using their cognitive skills they were able to identify the tubes. Great way to learn about the world  they live in.

Group Name: Pollys.

During their circle time kids had a chance to dance, jump and wiggle. 
This was an awesome way to kick off the day with smile.

There are many ways to encourage and help the kids to learn about numbers
It is easy to play and get kids more well versed with the concept as it helps to solidify their understanding.Kids had a number 9 craft and they enjoyed doing this activity. It was a beautiful creative craft journey for the little ones.

Little Pollys learnt about sense of touch today.
A lot of toys were presented to the kids in order to sort them.
Some of them were soft and some of them were hard and they used their sense of touch to discover it.This was good for their fine motor skills as well as their communication and language development as they tried to explain what did they find.

Five senses puzzle was great activity for the little ones.
This activity encouraged their imaginative play, eye and hand coordination because they were watching and doing.Here their little hands were put to exercise and extra concentration was required for every child as they wanted to perfect their puzzles.
Well done kids!!

They also enjoyed racing game. They used their little bodies to run as fast as they can.
A great way to exercise their bodies and most importantly to develop physically, socially and emotionally.

Group Name: Seattles

Fun project!
Identifying the parts of a clip art person and placing it in the right position was a fun project for kids for reviewing the five senses. Kids reviewed what the ear, eyes, nose, hands and mouth is being used for. They had a clip art given to them to make it look like a real image.

Multisensory learning!
It was great fun combining two sensory activities in this activity. Kids had some animal pictures placed in front of them. There was an audio recorder of various sounds of those animals. When the sound is played? Kids are to identify with their eyes the animal with the corresponding sound and give it to the teacher. Here we had the combination of auditory and visual and tactile learning.

Cornstarch mixture!
A sensory activity like this facilitates exploration and naturally encourages the kids to use scientific processes while they play, create, investigate and explore. Kids were allowed to mix cornstarch, glue and some paint. The addition of each substance gives another texture for them to feel.

Texture walk!
How do you feel your feet? Some feet were made with different textures. Kids were allowed to move bare feet on the different textures and notice how different it was. Was it fluffy? Smooth? Soft? Rough? This activity is an exploration of the sense of touch and was fun for the kids.A great long weekend everyone…

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