This activity is designed to motivate students to read simple braille or print word cards by matching a word card to an object.
- Cover a box with different textures, for additional interest and motivation. Cut a hole in one end of the box for the student to reach in.
- Word cards in braille and/or print. (The word cards on this page have braille only, but many people prefer to have braille and print together.)
- Corresponding objects for each word card
Give the student one card.
Ask the student to read the word (e.g. "pot", "top", "pig", etc. Start with all short vowels, and change objects according to student’s level.
Once the student has read the word correctly, have her reach inside the box and find the object that goes with the card.
Have the students reach in and find the object first and then select the correct word card from an array of two or three word cards.