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Fun Activities for Blind and Visually Impaired Children

Got a bored kid and don't know what to do? Here are fun games and activities for children who are visually impaired.

Amazing quicksand play dough - it is mold-able but turns to liquid when kids hands are still. This recipe for play requires just a couple ingredients and NO COOKING!

Recyclables and on-hand craft supplies make this DIY robot art activity easy-peasy and lots of fun!

Family Fun: Everyone can play. The puzzles and number tiles feature both braille and large print. Siblings who are blind and sighted can play together for hours of fun. *** Visit pinterest.com/... for more great fun activities for blind and visually impaired kids.

DYI bookmark for Braille books. Made with shoe laces or thick yarn and beads to help hold the bookmark in place. Made by Merry-Noel Chamberlain, TVI. **visit pinterest.com/... for more great activities for children with blindness.

Erica used a metal oil drop pan to create this braille magnet board. Add some adhesive Velcro patches and magnets and you've got a fun (and educational) play space!

  • Lindielee Adamus

    I can't find examples of mounting it to the wall without Velcro or putting huge hails in the wall. I'd like to hang it like a picture frame but have no idea how. Can anyone help?

  • Amber Bobnar

    How about drilling 2 small holes in the top of the tray and threading string through to hang like a picture? Or maybe putting 2 small screws in the top and tying string to them to hang the tray.

  • Lindielee Adamus

    Hum...I've never drilled through metal. Do you mean screws with bolts on them?

  • Amber Bobnar

    I've drilled through metal to hang magnetic chalkboards. It's easy if you have the right tools. If you used screws you could use a pointy screw to get the hole started then replace w a flat screw w a bolt on it.

  • Lindielee Adamus

    Thank you! Is the pointy screw called a pilot? I seam to remember my dad had a name for the starter. Thanks for the info

Braille & Father's Day a great comination with this class hand print craft. "Done with her hand print and dad rocks spelled out in Braille. She had fun helping me make! " * pinterest.com/... for more fun activities for children who are blind and visually impaired.

Ivan's Occupational Therapist suggested finding simple activities he could do that would require him to use one hand to stabilize while the other hand is engaged. Making a Bead Container is a super simple and inexpensive way to do just that!

Make your own post office! Includes resources and tons of ideas for games and activities designed for visually impaired kids. Teach numeracy, literacy and social skills! *Visit pinterest.com/... for more ideas!

A great website with a huge variety of activities for introduction of braille to young children.

Top 25 Web Sites for Gamers who are Blind from 7-128 software. Updated for 2014!

Use sandpaper and felt to create a shape matching game! You could cut out the sandpaper shapes so they are easier to find by touch and glue to high-contrast card stock for kids with no or low vision. *Visit pinterest.com/... for more accessible activities!

Use drink bottles with pull-up lids for "smell bottles." Opening and closing strengthens fingers. *Visit pinterest.com/... for more fun developmental activities.

Students at Perkins School for the Blind take accessible tactile art classes. Find ideas for art projects!

Want a fun little site to brighten up your day? You'll have a smile on your face in no time....

A Sight-free Sensory Scavenger Hunt and making a birthday party accessible for all @ Nerd & Nurturer: An Accessible Birthday Party

Four Foam Block Building Ideas that involve sensory experiences and new building challenges for kids. Preschool and baby friendly ideas. foam blocks on a sticky wall/1

Fun for kids! Beep Kickball is an adapted sport that can be played by kids who are blind or visually impaired. The game is played in a grassy field with a kickball that beeps and two bases that buzz.

Great ideas for swimming with someone with multiple special needs. Visit pinterest.com/... for more accessible activity ideas!

Fun With Legos: DIY Lego Hangman. Add Braille, TacTiles, contrasting colors or large print for visually impaired kids. Visit pinterest.com/... for more accessible activities for blind children.

The Fittle project creates braille puzzles for beginning readers using 3-D printing.