My soon to be 1st grade student LOVES bugs and the grass texture is his favorite. And what I mean by "favorite" is he will focus solely on the texture and nothing else. The goal is to use this texture as a means to lure him in to the activities we need him to work on, as well as the related activities below.
This board has numerous uses:
1. Counting to 10/subtracting from 10
2. One-to-one correspondence
3. Braille symbol review
4. Science - bug study
5. Learning to read a tactile graphic/creating a graphic
I know this is just the beginning of what we will be using this for.
While this was originally designed to be a concept card to teach him about bugs, after conversing with his educational team for the fall, I decided to turn it into a multiple use board taking advantage of his interests.