This resource was created by Abigail Schmid, Von Scully, and Kate Reilly.
Textures in Nature
Part 1: Understanding Texture
Swiping your feet over the grass or rolling a pinecone in between your hands, observing the clouds in the sky, or looking closely at moss growing on a rock - these are all examples of actions that can give you a sense of texture, two of which are tangible (it can be held and touched) and the other two, implied (it is experienced mentally as related to other senses).
In this 3-part series about textures in nature, we will be exploring the physical sensations associated with natural surfaces within the scope of language, anatomy, and art.
Part 1 includes language arts and using one’s imagination, then sensory exploration and implication.
This lesson plan is comprised of several parts, listed here:
- Textures in Language Arts
- Adjective Generator activity
- Textures in Nature activity
- Imagining Textures
- Stop and Think activity
- Texture Sensory Exploration
- Create a Touch Box activity
- Explore "Implied Nature" activity
- Sample Learning Standards