Touch and Tell

How do you learn about objects? In this activity, you and your family members will learn how to play a game using the sense of touch.


A shoe box with two openings, various small toys and objects.


Ask an adult in your family to cut two holes in the side of the box. Each hole should be big enough so that a hand can fit through. To play the game, have your partner put some objects in the box. Touch each object and try to tell what it is. Ask your partner to put different objects in the box. Now put the gloves on and play the game again. Trade places with your partner and play again.


Could you guess what the objects were by feeling them? Was it harder to recognize the objects with the gloves on or with the gloves off?