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  • Language Skills
  • Motor All Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills

Making Touch Cards

Sense of touch and making a matching game

Instructions Printer-Friendly

  • Make five pairs of matching touch cards with your child
  • Gather ten index cards and glue
  • Glue the same material on two index cards.  Materials you can use:  sand, popcorn, cotton balls, paper, fabric, seeds, etc.
  • Put one set of cards in a paper bag
  • Let child choose one of the remaining matching cards
  • Child puts hand in paper bag and find the match to card he chose
  • Find all five matching pairs

Simplify

Make three pairs of matching cards instead of five. 

Extend

Use only one type of item with different variations.  For example, if using seeds use pumpkin seeds, peach pits, poppy seeds, etc. OR if using paper try sandpaper, waxy paper, cardboard, etc.

Materials

  • 10 index cards
  • glue
  • various materials
  • paper bag

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Star
  • Color - Violet
  • Number - Review
  • Alphabet Letters - S, V
  • Senses - Touch
  • Character Trait - Respect
  • Target Words - Hot, Soft, Above, Below

Monthly Proverb

Scottish-He that is wise can make a friend of a foe

Did You Know?

"The foundations of social competence that are developed in the first five years are linked to emotional well-being and affect a child’s later ability to functionally adapt in school and to form successful relationships throughout life." National Scientific Council on the Developing Child

Books to Read

"The Monster At The End of This Book"
by Jon Stone (Activity 13)

"Beach Ball"
by Peter Sis (Activity 7)

"Mouse Paint"
by Ellen Stoll Walsch (Activity 8)

Music Playlist

"A - You’re Adorable"
by Perry Como Album The Very Best of Perry Como (Pop)(Activity 4)

"Hello, My Name is Joe"
by Ellen and Peter Allard Album Sing It! Say It! Sway It! Vol. 2 (Children) (Activity 1)

"Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"
by Ella Jenkins Album Early Early Childhood Songs (Children) (Activity 3)

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Nursery Rhyme

(Activity 26 Month 7)

Star light, Star bright

Star light, Star bright

I wish I may, I wish I might

Have the wish I wish tonight