Your preschooler can explore their sense of touch with this texture collage process art project. With just some art materials, paper, and some school glue, allow your child to explore their artistic expression, sight, and sense of touch!
During our five senses unit, I wanted to incorporate at least a few easy activities and art projects that focused on one or two senses at a time. This one obviously focuses on the sense of touch, but it also hits sight of course, and artistic expression.
Using the art materials I already had in our homeschool closet, I was able to get my son set up with quite a fun process art station!
For those of you that aren’t familiar with what it is, here is a detailed guide on process art.
Essentially, for this activity, you’ll set your child up with the necessary materials, and step back! Allow for open exploration!
I provided my son with buttons, yarn, puffy glitter stickers, small glass gems, aquarium rocks, salt, feathers, various pom-poms, and rubber bands.
WHILE YOU’RE PLANNING YOUR 5 SENSES THEME:
- Check out my 5 Senses Unit here. (Use code SENSES25 for 25% off) If you join my Preschool Program Membership, you’ll get a major discount on all past Unit Studies, and 2 brand new units included each month!
- Here are 19 Activities & Crafts for your Preschooler’s 5 Senses theme!
- Here’s a list of Books for your 5 Senses Unit Study.
- Check out this Fun 5 Senses Song for Preschoolers
5 Senses Activities & Crafts We’ve Done at the Moore Homestead:
- Sensory Spice Painting
- Salt & Sugar Test Five Senses Activity
- 5 Senses Puppets (Free Printable)
- Jello Dig Sensory Activity
- Taste Test Survey Printable & Activity
- Scratch and Sniff Jello Name Activity
- 5 Senses Sorting Game Printable
- Jello Playdough
- Pickle Science Study
- Rainbow Sensory Noodles
- Pop Rocks Science Study
- Sound Jars Five Senses Activity
- 5 Senses Scavenger Hunt
- 5 Senses Body Parts Match Activity
- Easy Sensory Bottles
- Optometrist Dramatic Play for Kids
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Five Senses Texture Collage Process Art
Children are naturally wired for sensory exploration, which is great news, considering sensory play literally helps their brains make new connections.
In a sensory activity like this one, your child will naturally explore the various textures, and figure out what they want to create with what they’re given. You can also talk about it out loud. Discussion is always a good thing!
Talk about the colors, the way each item feels (rough vs smooth, hard vs soft), size comparisons, and any other observations you have about each material.
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