Sensory Challenge Week 3: Hard & Soft

Sensory Challenge Week 3: Sorting Hard & Soft


A lot of my last week was very broken up with helping my friend while she was in labor. I was gone for 3 days this last week. It made for a strange week for me and the girls. This week when I was home we have worked on hard vs. soft. I wanted them to use sight and touch to see if they could point out items for this. Below is one activity that I did for this. I wanted you to see more details of what we did.

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If you are looking for suggestions check out my 31 Days of Simple Sensory Challenge Post or Royal Baloo’s. There are lots of suggestions and links to ideas!

We have been doing a lot of sensory this month and one thing we have worked on is hard vs soft. Here are the simple activities that I did with Mary.

What you need: bag (or pillow case) soft items, hard items, paper to sort the items on.

Sorting Hard & Soft

Mary felt the two items I gave her. We talked about how they felt. We put hard item by the word hard and soft item by the word soft.

Sorting Hard & Soft

Mary got the bag with the hard and soft items in it.

Sorting Hard & Soft

I asked her to pull out one soft item. Then she got several soft items.

Sorting Hard & Soft

Then she go several hard items out.

Sorting Hard & Soft

Mary finished up the sorting. She had a lot of fun with this.

Sorting Hard & Soft

All the items sorted!

Sorting Hard & Soft

After we finished the sorting we made a pattern: soft then hard. She did this out of all the items from the bag.

Sorting Hard & Soft

Additional things to do:

  • Have them point out items in the room that are hard and soft. Then have them tell you why they think it is soft.
  • Have them describe what makes an item hard or soft.
  • Ask them about items in the house they use and if they are hard or soft: cups, wash cloth, fork, spoon, favorite stuff animal, clothes, shoes, hanger, the wall, the rug or carpet, sink, flowers, books, bed, pillow, blankets, table.

We spent the whole week on hard and soft and comparing items and seeing what was different. We collected items from all over the house. It was a great learning lesson for them by using sight and touch.

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Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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