I was so excited to find an accessible Sudoku board at Maxi Aids online, and I couldn’t wait to share it with one of my braille students. Sudoku is a great way to work on problem solving, tactile discrimination, and self- determination skills. I knew my learner would love it!
Sudoku is a puzzle where numbers 1-9 can be placed only once within a column, row, and square within a larger puzzle and is typically done with pen and paper. This accessible board has colored pieces on a peg board. It comes with a book of puzzles and a key, so hundreds of new puzzles can be made.
With students new to Sudoku, I fill in many of the numbers from the key as I build the puzzle, so they can learn the concept of the puzzle and gain confidence. As they improve, I leave out more numbers to increase the challenge.
Sudoku is a game of patience, trial and error, and logical thinking. I love to have this ready to go for unplanned down time in class or even partner games with a peer. I love finding accessible games to inspire my learners and families to seek options for accessible activities to have at home as the build options for recreation and leisure.