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Fun End of the School Year Activities

Finishing up the year may mean we have some time to veer off topic to play some games.

tick-tack-toe game made of felt.

The end of the school year is full of excitement with many special activities and wrap up events in schools. Flexibility is key when schedules are often out of the norm. As an itinerant teacher of the visually impaired (TVI), I like to have a few activities in my “tool box” to pull out with my students that still highlight their IEP goals while creating a relaxing lesson as we finish up the school year.

Check out a few of these ideas:

Games are Fun AND They Help Children Learn!

  • Ideas on playing games with children who are blind or visually impaired: suggested games, how to make them, adapt them, or buy them.

Games for Students with Visual Impairments

  • Fun games adapted for our students who are blind or have visual impairments.

Tips to Adapt Games for Children with Vision Impairments

  • Tips to adapt board games for players who are blind or visually impaired using tactile elements and braille.

Blindfold Games

  • These audio games are apps that are accessible to children, teens and adults who are blind or visually impaired.

Strong Hands Make Good Readers

  • Fine motor activities and ideas to strengthen hands and fingers, while developing tactile discrimination skills with young pre-braille readers

Tips and Tools for Teaching Beginning Braille Skills

  • More than 80 tips and tools for teaching beginning braille and promoting braille literacy
Tactile tick-tac-toe game

Already adapted games for braille students

Get your students involved in adapting games to use!

Make your own games and activities that students can then take home to play over the summer. As a TVI, I have many craft materials already on hand to make a few games accessible. Let your imaginations go wild together to make materials as a team.

Four in a Row tactile game
Personal story

A Student’s Perspective on BrailleNote

Liam using the low tech restaurant book

Communication Tools in the Community for Students who are Deafblind

textured craft of eclipse with a sun and a moon that can cover the sun

The Incredible Edible Eclipse