Our kids have always loved playing with cardboard tubes. As soon as the paper towels are off the roll, they are off and running turning it into a telescope or coloring it with markers. I decided to take advantage of this, and do some sensory exploration using cardboard tubes.
Exploring the Senses Using Cardboard Tubes
You will need:
- One empty paper towel roll per child (That’s it!)
- Something fragrant such as a flower or candle (optional)
Have children explore their sense of vision, smell and hearing by:
- talking through the tube and not using the tube to note the differences in the sound of their voices
- listening through the tube with no added sound
- scratching the tube with fingernails away from the ear and then making a scratching sound on the tube when it is right next to the ear-Is the sound amplified?
- look at a partner without the tube, then with it while closing one eye. What are the differences? How does the tube change the focus?
- find something fragrant such as a flower and smell it with and without the tube. What are the differences?
Here are more 5 Senses Activities from The Early Childhood Education Team. #TeachECE
Number Sound Boxes by Munchkins and Moms
My Five Senses Book by Still Playing School
5 Senses Theme Activities for Preschool by The Preschool Toolbox Blog
Writing Letters in a Sugar Cookie Sensory Tray by Mom Inspired Life
Exploring the Alphabet with Your 5 Senses by Growing Book by Book
Winter Theme Alphabet Sensory Bin by The Educators’ Spin On It
My Christmas 5 Senses Book by Life Over C’s