These theme-based sensory activities are designed to help children who are blind or visually impaired to develop literacy, numeracy, tactile, auditory, and visual skills through fun hands-on learning. For more ideas of other theme-based activities, see my other posts.
- Kitten – Cat/ Puppy – Dog – feel fluffy toys, or if possible real pets
- Baby – child
- Time line of child from baby – child, use objects to represent each year of child, add photographs
- Sew cress and watch it grow.
- Grow flowers, vegetables etc.
- Feel shape of cheese before grated, grate – taste – melt – taste and feel again.
- Feel shape of potato – feel peelings, feel cold mashed potato
- Feel shape of slice of bread, smell, taste, toast, smell and taste again.
- Feel shape of chocolate, smell, taste, melt, smell, taste
- Blow balloon up, let it go.
- Blow airbed up, feel shape before blown up, lie and roll on bed. Do the same with blow up toys.
- Make pop corn, feel before cooked, cook, listen to pop corn popping, feel and taste cooked pop corn.
- Cover in chocolate and place in cake moulds to change shape.
- Watch butter melt on toast.
- Watch chocolate melt
- Use contrasting container for butter and chocolate to be melted in.
- Sound of balloon being let down.
- Pop corn popping.
- Taste cheese, chocolate, bread, toast, spaghetti, mashed cooked potato, pop corn
- Smell cheese, chocolate, bread, toast, potato –cooked, pop corn.
- Language – big, small, soft, hard
- Feel shape of potatoes, chocolate, cheese, balloon