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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Take your baby on an outdoor texture walk! Visit pinterest.com/... for more activity ideas for blind kids!
This is a great fine motor activity! Toddlers insert cotton balls into the top by pushing and use the retrieval hole to get them out again. Visit pinterest.com/... for more accessible activities!
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.