This activity is designed for a student to practice texture discrimination. I chose different common materials that I already had around the house and I stuck each object onto a piece of paper to create an O&M Texture Book.
My inspiration for this activity was one of my students who is in kindergarten and is totally blind. I would like her to be exposed to different textures at an early age so she can develop the ability to discriminate between as many textures as possible with little to no difficulty.
These are the materials for textures I have so far but I hope this book is always a work in progress.
Soft: cotton balls
Bumpy: small dome stickers
Foamy/soft: piece of foam
Prickly: piece of a tree
Crinkly: A crumbled piece of a plastic sheet protector
These are the textures I am going to start with, but some other ideas are:
Silky, Leathery, Hard, Scratchy, Rubbery, Wooden, Feathery, Slippery, Squishy