Sock It To Me!

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In this activity (7th activity on the page), learners use their sense of touch to identify mystery objects hidden in socks. Learners guess what is inside by touching and feeling the object on the outside of the sock. If they need help, they can put their hand inside the sock to get more information about the characteristics of the object (i.e. texture). This is a variation of the Brain Bag/Box activity from the same resource, but this activity does not require as much preparation.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 18

Resource Type:


Materials List (per group of students)

  • 5-7 socks
  • Small objects to put into the socks (pencil eraser, coin, golf ball, rock, etc.)


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • The Brain and Nervous System
      • Muscles and Skin
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Touch
  • Mathematics
  • The Nature of Technology
    • The Design Process
      • Problem Solving
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


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Access Rights:

  • Free access


  • Chudler, Ph.D., Eric H.


  • All rights reserved, Eric H. Chudler, 2009