Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Five Rocket Men Going to the Moon

"rocket men"

This lesson is designed to promote auditory and language development, fine motor skills, book and story skills for students who are blind or visually impaired.



  1. Sing "Five rocket men going to the Moon".
  2. Spin the "Moon" and when it stops, the child feels/or reads the initial letter sign on the textured rocket man that stops in front of them.
  3. From the silver suited set of rocket men, the child locates the one with the matching initial letter sound.


  • The activity could be played by the child on their own, or along with other friends. 
  • Add numbers instead of letters. Use different 2D shapes, 3D shapes, textures, sounds 


rocket men activity collage


Common Core and Braille Standards

Foundational Skills: 

RF.K.1d Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.

Kindergarten - Word Analysis, Fluency, and Systematic Vocabulary Development : 

K.1.6 Recognize and name all uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
Posted on November 6, 2015
Updated on: February 14, 2022