Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Fall or Halloween Seasonal Active Learning Mobile

Child exploring fall hula hoop
As the seasons or themes change, we change what hangs on the “Hula Hanger”.  I like that it can be used as independent play or as a group activity.    It can be lowered to accommodate students seated or laying on a mat on the floor or raised to be used with students seated in a chair or standing.  I’ve tried to use items that will offer a variety of texture, sound, weight, and visual interest.  

Materials: 

  • Black and orange pompoms 
  • String of bells
  • Red scarf 
  • Small wind socks 
  • Pumpkin lights
  • Candy corn cans
  • Small stuffed pumpkins
  • Blow-up ghost
  • Gold gift pom
  • Pumpkin-shaped dish scrubbers
  • Fall or Halloween garland
  • Rubber bat or spider
 
Fall hula hoop   Fall hula hoop
 
 
 
Fall hula hoop   Fall hula hoop
 
 
 
Student with fall hula hoop
 
 
 

Collage of Fall or Halloween Active Learning Mobile

Comments

Fall hula hoop

Posted by Tracy Wilks

What a wonderful tool! I love the folding screen you used as a backdrop. Smart! Thanks for sharing!

Hula hoop

Posted by Mary reilly OT

How did you suspend the hula hoop?

hula hanger

Posted by Marjorie Rhodes

I teach in a preschool designed specifically for the blind and blind/other impairments. When the school was built they installed hangers in the ceiling (each room got two!). They are strong enough to use for hanging swings. I have seen similar set-ups (or at least heavy duty hooks (?) installed in classrooms elsewhere, but I know it took a maintenance work order for installation. Good Luck.

Hanger   hardware suspended from ceiling

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