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Have the children
examine several types of soil. These could be Sand,
clay, potting soil, topsoil, etc. Have the children use a magnifying
glass to look closely at the soil. Let them touch it to
see how it feels.
Things to touch
added 5-29-99 Original
Using the sense of touch
to feel things from a farm: You can make a feely
box with items from farms: ear of corn, hay,
sheep wool, turkey/chicken feather, etc.
Use corn, wheat, hay, oats, barley,
and other grains that farm animals eat to sort
and/or make a collage.
Ahead of time, mix water and dirt to
form some thick mud. Divide the mud among
several zipper-top freezer bags and close the top of each bag. Have
the children practice printing numbers in the mud. Show
them how to smooth the mud out so they can make
a new number.