UMA student, Renata Lemire from Alberta, Canada, shares her Montessori original Sensorial Project which she entitled: Nature's Beauty - Smooth and Bumpy.
- Wooden Tray
- Willow Basket
- Transparent vinyl smooth/bumpy mat cut same size as floor mat. One side is left smooth the other size has dried, clear, white glue ‘bumps’ randomly placed on it
- Cotton floor mat
- 5 objects found in nature that are bumpy in texture with a corresponding match of the same object that is smooth in texture. Each pair of objects should be approximately the same size to one another. i.e.:
*Birch and maple tree bark (better if cross section of a small log from each tree is available, so you do not have to kill a tree to obtain it
*A bumpy and a smooth stone
*An open, mature and an immature, but brown spruce pinecone
*Smooth wild berry and a berry made of tiny smaller ‘bumps’ similar to a raspberry (non-poisonous, of course!
*A smooth and a bumpy branch
1) VISUAL: match the "same to same"
2) TACTILE: separate by "smooth and bumpy"
A very beautiful and inviting original Sensorial project!
The very clever "Smooth and Bumpy Mat" (below)