Touch and Feel Balloons

Is this sand?

Summer Learning: What Do You Feel?

Summertime is a great time to head outdoors into nature’s classroom. Summer provides a perfect opportunity for kids to touch and feel new things. Kids love to feel and play in the sand, touch soft petals on flowers, play with mud (click here to see how to create mud pies), touch and paint with soft feathers, and simply walk barefoot to feel the grass between their toes. Be sure to allow the children to splash, measure, pour, and play in the cool sensation of water on hot summer days. Here is how to make sensory balloons.

Can you feel the rice?

You will need:

Small balloons

Kitchen ingredients and items you find in nature with different textures such as: rice, sugar, pebbles, marbles, cotton balls, dried beans, water, and sand.

What to do:

Simply fill different colored balloons with different items you already have around the house or in the backyard.

Tie a knot around the top of the balloon so the kids can’t see what is inside the balloon.

Let the kids squish and feel the balloons and try to guess what they are feeling.

See how many they can get right.

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