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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 accessible games and activities for children who are visually impaired. This is a group board. Want to be added? Like the board and send a request with your Pinterest name/link to help@wonderbaby.org. <<<Board rules: Max 5 pins per day, please don't re-pin the same pin multiple times, stay on topic, no spam. Happy pinning!>>>


Fun Activities for Blind and Visually Impaired Children

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Get your kids outside! Here's a list of nature sensory scavenger hunts along with a few tips and tools to entice every kid to get out and discover nature!

This is intended to be a busy book page but I would love to have this as a fine motor activity in my classroom.

Giant Connect Four! This could easily be made tactile using different textures for each player's pieces. Perfect for spatial awareness, strategy, math skills, and FUN! Take a shower curtain, spray paint it yellow and leave "holes" for the game pieces. Grab some plastic plates from the dollar tree and throw on Velcro on the back of the plates and where the holes are, then use Velcro to hang it from the wall each time you want to play.

These visual scanning activities promoting visual motor skills would be great for children who are large print readers.

DIY rainbow scented sensory matching game for kids using essential oils from And Next Comes L

Homemade Texture Dominoes

Sensory Steps for toddlers : Cardboard with different textures attached.

Make a bead maze (some sewing required) for to work on fine motor skills, dexterity and manipulating objects. Also a great quiet activity that would travel well (car, restaurant, etc.) *Repinned by WonderBaby.org

Easy busy board for kiddos who are blind or visually impaired. Great for working on fine motor skills, as well as problem solving!

A fun winter themed scooter board activity for kids to practice bilateral coordination and gross motor and fine motor skills - important skills for kids with visual impairments!

Video description in movies and television shows for blind children: What is it? Where can I find it? What are the benefits?

this would be great in the classroom - make the graph on the carpet and have your students work together to find the shapes -or- colors, things that start with letters (A- alligator, airplane, apple...), number groups (2 cars, 2 legos, 2 dolls...)

Homemade Texture Dominoes

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GAMES for People with Sensory Impairments: Strategies for Including Individuals of All Ages Sports and games for people who are blind and visually impaired!

Sentence Writing - Expanding, adding who, what, when, where, why... I can't tell you how often this is useful to use for student (even in highschool) with ADHD

Handmade Braille Greeting Card Heart Pink by BethLauBraille *repinned by WonderBaby.org

DIY memory - felt or different textural fabrics to make it accessible for low vision *repinned by WonderBaby.org

Although it's often seen as a children's toy or a fun sound effect at Chinese New Year, the Bolang Gu is actually an instrument that dates back to ancient China. Learn how to make your own with paper plates and a paper towel roll!

This is a fun activity that all kids can do and it looks great when it is finished. Change out your sprinkle colors to adapt to any holiday. Great fine motor and sensory work too!

Find tips on how to make a swimming lesson accessible for kids who are blind or have other disabilities. Great ideas for parents or swim instructors!

Fun and inexpensive craft for Winter or Valentine's Day. Work on sensory, fine motor, talk about what birds do for food in the winter. Simple craft with lots of possibilities.

Here's a fun sensory-friendly activity that is great on a snow day! Let your child explore snow and temperature with their own sensory snow table.

Most experts agree that our kids are not outdoors enough and getting enough exercise. Here are 6 easy things that any family can do to help your kids develop a natural love for being outside and active.