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Sensory Activity Zoo: Exploring Animal Textures

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Sensory Activity Zoo: Exploring Animal Textures
Sensory Activity Zoo Exploring Animal Textures

"Kids love exploring and they love animals, so I've created a fun and educational sensory activity for preschoolers. Younger children will explore animal textures while identifying zoo animals. Play activity that is both educational and fun for preschoolers!"

MaterialsCraft Foam

Age GroupToddlers, Preschool & Kindergarten

Materials List

  • Craft foam
  • Feathers
  • Fabric
  • Plastic animals
  • Animal flash cards
  • Basket or bin

Sensory Activity for Kids

Sensory Activity Zoo: Exploring Animal Textures

  1. Gather supplies

  2. Add craft foam and fabric to the bottom of bin

  3. Add feathers to the bin

  4. Add plastic animals to the bin

  5. Line flash cards along edges of bin, or place near bin.

  6. Guide children in using the animal flash cards to identify animals and the matching textures in the bin.

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