My son's 4th grade class is having a Christmas party at school and this Roll-a-Christmas-Tree game will be one of the activities. I wanted to modify the activity so that my son who is deafblind and a braille reader can participate. I started by brailling the directions and then assembled the materials that he would need to complete the activity. This is an inclusive game that he will be able to play with his classmates at their holiday party!
Here is the original activity:
Roll A Christmas Tree
Take turns rolling a die. First one to finish drawing a tree is the winner!
- Draw the top of the tree.
- Draw the middle of the tree.
- Draw the bottom of the tree.
- Draw the tree trunk.
- Draw a star on the top.
- Draw 1 ornament.
Your tree is finished when it has a top, a middle, a bottom, a trunk, a star at the top, and at least 6 ornaments.
Adapting the Activity for a Braille Reader
Making the Christmas Tree
The Christmas tree worked well with construction paper cut-outs of different colors. Again, you could use textured materials to increase the tactile element of the activity.