Tactile Double Trouble

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In this activity (11th activity on the page), learners use their sense of touch to identify matching pairs of objects hidden in bags. Learners can also play this game with partners. One learner holds up the item he or she wants the partner to find in the bag. Learners are challenged to find matching pairs as quickly as possible. Object pairs can be identical like two paper clips or slightly different like different sized marbles.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Game


Materials List (per group of students)

  • Object Pairs - marbles, paper clips, sand paper squares, balls, etc.
  • Bags- paper bags, pillow cases, brain bags of science


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • The Brain and Nervous System
      • Muscles and Skin
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Touch

Informal Categories

  • Games


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • 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