Mystery Bag

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Mystery Bag
Sensorial - Stereognostic Sense
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LevelPrimary
Age3+
Materialsmystery bag
objects to put inside

In this activity the child practices identifying objects by touch alone.

Presentation

  1. Invite the child to the lesson.
  2. Take the mystery bag to a mat or table.
    Mystery Bag 1.jpg
  3. Take out one of the objects from the bag and feel it.
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  4. Name the object for the child if they don't know what it is called.
  5. Give the object to the child to feel.
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  6. Set the object on the mat.
  7. Repeat with the other objects in the bag until they have all been taken out and placed on the mat.
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  8. Put the objects back into the bag.
  9. Reach in with both hands and feel one of the objects.
    "I feel a ..." and name the object.
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  10. Take out the object to show that you were right. Set the object on the mat.
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  11. Repeat until all of the objects have been named and then taken out.
  12. Put the objects back inside the bag.
  13. Give the child a turn.
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Points of Interest

  • Not being able to see

Control of Error

  • The child takes the objects out to see them to know of they were correct.

Variations and Extensions

Material

Make Your Own

Where to Buy

Prices and links last checked: 24 May 2020

Mystery Bag
Absorbent Montessori $14.00 (with 10 pairs of geometric shapes)
Adena $6.28 (with 10 wooden shapes)
Adena $8.89 (with 5 pairs of matching wooden balls)
Adena $9.96 (with several familiar objects)
Affordable Montessori $19.00 (with 10 pairs of geometric shapes)
Alison's $16.80 (with 10 pairs of wooden shapes)
Alison's $10.20 (set of two)
Bruins $49.00 (2 bags with 10 pairs of wooden shapes)
Kid Advance $12.99 (set of two with 10 pairs of wooden shapes)
Advance $10.99 (with 6 pairs of matching wooden balls)
Leader Joy $15.95 (with 6 pairs of matching wooden balls)
Leader Joy $15.95 (with 10 wooden shapes)
Leader Joy $15.95 (with 9 familiar items)
Montessori N' Such $5.99
Montessori Outlet $16.95 (set of two with 10 pairs of wooden shapes)
Montessori Outlet $8.95 (set of two)
Montessori Outlet $9.95 (with 6 familiar items)
Nienhuis $37.70 (set of two with 10 pairs of wooden shapes)
Nienhuis $22.50(set of two)
Nienhuis $37.70 (with 10 familiar items)
Thinkamajigs $18.95

Mystery Box
Adena $38.93
Alison's $60.46 (with 10 wooden shapes and 10 flat shapes)
Kid Advance $49.99
Leader Joy $59.95

Further Reading