Happy New Year Friends!!! This month we are kicking off 2012 by learning about our bodies. In January we will explore the five senses, body parts, and how to keep our bodies healthy! This week we will start talking about "touch" and "smell."A simple activity to explore "touch" is Sensory Balloons!! I gathered some balloons and used a household item to fill each one. For example you could use dry beans, coffee grounds, hair gel, flour, baby powder, rice, water, etc. The great thing about the coffee beans and baby powder is that they smell! So this is a great way to tie these two senses together in one activity.
Squeezing the water balloon.
"It's cold!" she noted. "Is there water in there?!"