Paths to Literacy

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Braille Book About Snow

snow braille book collage

I actually got this idea after seeing a kindergarten student project on the wall at one of the schools I serve.  You mix half shaving cream and half Elmer's glue together.  When it drys, it creates this puffy, soft texture.  The only issue is that it isn't cold, but I think it is a good texture to use for creating "snow".  It is also very fun for students to paint with.  My preschool braille learner created a story about snow using this.

 

Materials: 

  • Card Stock, Index Cards or Braille Paper
  • Shaving Cream
  • Elmer's Glue
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Thick paint brush
  • Brailler
  • Markers
 

Procedure: 

  1. Mix half Elmer's Glue and Half Shaving cream together in a bowl.  It will become very fluffy.  It doesn't have to be exact.
  2. If making a book, make sure to have student braille the words on the page first, then paint on the "snow".  You may want to create a barrier for them using Wikki Stix.
  3. Allow to dry over night.
  4. Let them read their story and tactually explore the "snow".

snow book title page "star wars snow"

page one of snow book - "One day when star wars were going to fight, they saw snow!"
snow book page 2 - "snow was everywhere! Even on their truck!" snow book page 3 - "They found the white guy they were going to fight."
snow book page 4 - "When they found him, the bad guy shot one of the good guys in the eye!" snow book page 5 - "All the good guys who were okay played in the snow, while the good guy who got shot stayed inside and watched a movie"

 

 

Comments

Snow paint

Posted by Liamsmom

Posted on March 13, 2015
Updated on: February 7, 2018

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Liamsmom commented on March 22, 2015

Sled bookI already had it in my mind to make a sled book (my son Liam loves to be pulled in a sled) and then I saw this post about making the snow 'paint'... Loved it!  It really added and helped make the book extra special... Liam loves it!;) thanks for sharing!!