Are you looking for fun and free learning resources to use this summer with your kids? Education.com offers a wide range of worksheets, games, workbook, activities, lesson plans, songs, and even guided lessons for many ages. I’m thrilled to feature their Blindfold Sorting activity in a guest post today. I tried it with two of my kids and it was a great way to enjoy warmer weather while doing something educational.
Children are frequently asked to memorize information. Memorizing can sometimes be a challenge, because they may not understand underlying concepts. Tactile experiences can aid in understanding what needs to be memorized. It gives your child an opportunity to manipulate the information using different senses.
Two people can play this game of variously shaped objects, such as cubes, circles, squares, etc. The goal of the game is to name the object’s shape, while blindfolded. The person not blindfolded can say if the answers are correct. The pair can switch to take turns guessing.
What You Need:
- Variously shaped objects
- Bag or box to put objects in
- Blindfold (such as a scarf)
What You Do:
1.After you gather the objects, put them in a bag or box. Make sure the bag or box can close.
2.Put the scarf on your child, so that he is not able to see any of the objects.
3.Let him touch each object, concentrating on what he feels as he manipulates the objects in his hands.
4.When he is done feeling each object, have him tell you what shape it is. To add to the activity, after he names the shape, you can ask him to guess what the object might be.
5.Then, have him give you the object and tell you which group he would like to sort the object into.
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