Give each child a large piece of paper and some colored chalk. Have children go outside to search in their surroundings for different kinds of textures. Some examples might be tree bark, patio brick design, the pavement, wood siding, and so on. Show children how to place their papers on the texture and to rub the chalk over it. Discuss children's findings.
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