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Braille Design of a Polar Bear Face

Braille design of a polar bear's head

This braille drawing of a polar bear face is a fun way to practice braille literacy skills with students who are blind or visually impaired.  It's great for a science project or for Christmas or Hanukkah greetings!

Step-by-Step Directions to Make a Braille Design of a Polar Bear Face

Row 1: Space 11 times, make “was”, make “gg” 2 times, make “with”, make 3 full cells, make “of”, make “gg” 2 times, make “his”. 

Row 2: Space 9 times, make “was”, make “with”, make “for”, make “f”, space 8 times, make “d”, make one full cell, make “of”, make “with”, make “q”, make “g”, make “his”. 

Row 3: Space 6 times, make “t”, make “g” 2 times, make 1 full cell, make “of”, make “his”, space 12 times, make “with” make “of”, space 1 time, make “d”, make “ou” 

Row 4: Space 5 times, make “t”, space 1 time, make 1 full cell, make “q”, make “f”, space 14 times, make “d”, make “gh”, space 2 times, make “t”

Row 5: Space 5 times, make “of”, space 1 time, make “d”, make “of”, space 5 times, make “was”, make 1 full cell, make “his”, space 3 times, make “was”, make 1 full cell, make “his”, space 3 times, make “gh”, make “t” 

Row 6: Space 2 times, make “was”, make “with”, make 2 full cells, make “of”, space 1 time, make “gh”, space 17 times, make cell (4, 6)

Row 7: Make 6 full cells, make “q”, make “gh”, make “st”, space 17 times, make “ar” 

Row 8: Make 5 full cells, make “q”, make “f”, space 1 time, make “gh”, space 9 times, make cell (4, 6), space 3 times, make “child”, space 2 times, make “u”, make “gh”

Row 9: Make 4 full cells, make “q”, make “f”, space 3 times, make “gh”, space 5 times, make “with”, make 2 full cells, make “of”, space 1 time, make “ar” 2 times, space 2 times, make “wh”

Row 10: Make “f”, space 9 times, make “e”, space 5 times, make “gh”, space 2 times, make “d” make 2 full cells, make “f”, space 1 time, make “ar”, space 2 times, make “s” 

Row 11: Make “L” space 16 times, make “gh”, make “ou”, make “gg”, make “with”, make “t”, make “ar”, space 3 times, make “gh” 

Row 12: Make 1 full cell, make “his”, space 26 times, make “gh”

Screenshot of directions

Download the .abt file (Annotated Braille Text File) to emboss for printing.

Collage of braille design of polar bear face

Posted on November 15, 2021
Updated on: November 19, 2021