Ideas needed for a Touch & Feel book

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  1. PinkLily

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    My first graders are learning about the five senses and I would like to have them each make a touch and feel book. I have four ideas of materials that we could use, but I would like at least one other idea, if not more. So far, I have the following...

    soft - cotton balls
    smooth - transparency sheets
    rough - sand paper
    prickly - velcro

    Any other ideas?
     
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    bumpy - bubble wrap or lines of dried glue
    crinkly - balled up saran wrap
     
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    Thanks for the ideas, scmom! Do you think that I could use wax paper for 'slippery'?
     
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    We use the old style bulletin board border for bumpy/ridged and a piece of a craft stick for hard.
     
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    Seems like you have a lot for touch so far.

    What about sachet paper for something with smell?

    Could they each have a wrapped lollipop for something that tastes sweet? At least they all know that lollipops are sweet.

    Fluorescent paper for something bright.

    I think a piece of that fake mirror stuff would be better for slippery.
     
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    Use an upside-down post-it note for sticky!
     
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    I actually sent my class on a scavenger hunt in the classroom. I told them to find things they could touch and describe. My only requirement is it had to be light-weight and small enough to tape to chart paper. They came back with a variety of things. As they described it, I taped it and put the word beside it on chart paper (several as needed). I had to guide them to choose a variety of word choices. Then some of those items they were able to use in their own books. If the item needed to stay in the classroom, then I told them that and let them either brainstorm another idea or I gave them a gentle suggestion. It's a lot of work and I had a much smaller class, more than likely, but they had great ownership in the project.

    You could also take a single but more complex item and do a web with it. How many ways can we describe this one object?
     
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    Thought of another one - shiny and dull. You could use dull black paper and foil.
     
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    How about playdough put into a plastic bag you can seal shut for squishy.
     
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    cellophane for crinkly
     
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    I think it's just a touch and feel book.
     

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