Texture and Touch Bag

Different textured household items on a countertop

This activity promotes development and learning by encouraging children to understand and use a growing vocabulary

Materials Needed:

  • A bag
  • A variety of common household objects: a cotton ball, a spoon, a ball, a toy, etc.

Participants: This activity is intended for adult/child interaction.


  1. Show your child the objects and clearly say the name of each.
  2. Place the objects in the bag.
  3. Say the name of one object and ask your child to find it by feeling in the bag without looking.

Learn More: Adapt this game depending on your child’s age level and ability. For very young children, simply place the items on a tray and ask them to find the object, or have two of each object, one in the bag and one you can hold up to demonstrate. Add more objects for older children, fewer objects for younger children.

Different textured household items on a countertop