Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Easter Basket Fun

yellow chick next to open purple plastic egg with a note in braille "I love you"

All school year, my student has made cards for family and teachers. We've been learning about tactile graphics as we embellish the braille artwork. We've also learned a bit about how people feel when they receive cards...becoming sad when learning our O&M has never received a card from a student before! But we decided to do something different for Easter. Easter baskets will be made!!

Materials: 

  • basket or pail
  • Easter grass
  • textured plastic Easter eggs
  • candy
  • Easter chicks
  • brailler
  • braille paper
  • scissors, paper cutter, or cutting board
 

Procedure: 

a metal pail decorated with flowers and butterflies filled with yellow and pink plastic Easter eggs

 

  • Prepare sentence strips in braille done before hand using the contractions learned thus far appropriately.   Students can write the sentences as independently as possible, with the teacher or parent providing support, as necessary.
  • Sample sentences include, but are not limited to:

- Happy Easter!
- I love you!

 

  • Use a paper cutter or cutting board to cut strips after adding print to them. Children should participate in this part, as much as they are able to.
  • Assemble the baskets, using textured plastic eggs, Easter grass, and any other treats or materials you wish to include!

 

Easter basket collage

 

 

collage with "hatched Easter egg" with a toy chick and a pail filled with Easter eggs with text "Making Easter Baskets with Students with Visual Impairments"


 

Comments

Pail Brillance!

Posted by Irish Mom

I love this idea! The child can get a feeling for what goes in to making an Easter basket. And the sentence strip...pure genius! I think we're going to make these at home for his teachers at school!

Yes!

Posted by Irish Mom

We made these at home and they were so much fun! The teachers loved their little surprises...especially the Vision teacher. Got any ideas for Mother's Day? I'd like to do something special for the two grandmas in our lives...

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