22.Learn about your 5 senses (smell,touch, sight, hearing, taste)(touch-Pillow case game)
A bag or pillow case per six
Items to feel
A piece of paper per six
Ideas: Lego brick, teddy, ball, hair brush, carrot,
IntroductionWe rely on our five senses to provide information about the world around us.This activity shows us how much we know just from our sense of Touch. This makes a good opening game. We touch things all day long without even realising it, imagine if we could not feel a puppy or cotton wool or sandpaper or could not tell rough from smooth or cuddly from prickly. Can you imagine not feeling what you are wearing, holding, sleeping on.
The Brownies line up in their sixes at one end of the room the bag/pillow case is at the other. The Brownies run up one at a time feel something in the bag come back and write what the item was on the list so the other Brownies know not to feel that item. When all the Brownies in the six have had a turn and their list is completed. The Brownies sit in a straight line. The first six finished and sitting are the winners and get a “Well done”
If your meeting place is small the game can be played in the six corner with the Brownies passing the bag to one another. The game can be made more difficult by not writing down the item just telling the others and the Brownies having to remember their items.
Did you know your fingertips, lips are the most sensitive to touch.
Ideas adapted from http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson/lesson183.shtml