Skip to content
Activity and strategy

Christmas Word Find Book

Get in the holiday spirit by inviting braille students to look for words related to Christmas, Hannukah, or other special themes or events.

Get in the holiday spirit by inviting braille students to look for words related to Christmas, Hannukah, or other special themes or events!

I got this idea from the post by Liz Eagan for a make your own word search. I created a word search book for my son Liam for Christmas.  It took a little time to make the grid, but then I was able to use it as a template to make many word searches for the book.  I kept it pretty simple as this will be his first word search experience.  

I decorated the cover with a tactile Christmas tree.

Tactile Christmas tree on cover of word search book

I chose words that he liked and cared about and grouped them together into the following categories.  I kept the lists small (4 or 5) since he is just starting out.  

Christmas words:
Sample page from word search bookJesus, manger, star, Mary, Joseph
 
Family words:
Liam, Grandma, Finn, Mom, Papa
 
Teacher words:
Joe, Leslee, Bolton, Mary, Shaun
 
Favorite activities:
swimming, park, lake, walk, slide
 
Favorite foods/snacks:
pizza, chicken, water, candy, chips 
 
Favorite toys/things:
beads, buttons, ball, books, play
 
As you can see from this list, other than the first group of Christmas words, anything that the child likes and is interested in would make for a good word search book!
 
SHARE THIS ARTICLE
Uno braille playing cards with large print
Activity and strategy

Games for Students with Visual Impairments

Jessica Hayes
Activity and strategy

TVI Creates Braille Videos with Jack Hartmann

braille
Activity and strategy

A Braille Letter Song by Queensland Department of Education