“Roll a Jack-O-Lantern” is a fun tactile Halloween game for braille users!
I love this game because it can be played by players who are sighted, low vision, or blind. It can also be modified to be more complex by including 2 dice that players must add to collect 11 items (roll #s 2-12) for their Jack-O-Lantern. I look forward to creating a winter version of this!
- Orange, black, and brown foam sheets
- Sticky magnetic, Velcro sheets, or tape
- Magnetic board, Velcro-stickable sheet/board, or a thick piece of cardboard
- Braille paper and Braillewriter
- 1 braille die
Directions for Jack-O-Lantern parts (make 1 set per player; my picture example shows 3 sets for 3 players):
- For each set, cut out 1 orange pumpkin shape, 1 brown stem, 1 black mouth, 1 black nose, and 2 black eyes
- Adhere the magnets, Velcro, or tape to the pieces
- Arrange the types of pieces in a way that the players can easily find them, using trays, bowls, or in the corners of the board as I have shown in the photo.
- Braille the instructions as follows:
Instructions to play “Roll a Jack O Lantern”:
Objective: players take turns rolling the die until the first person has collected all parts needed to create a Jack-O-Lantern. They are the winner!
If you roll a ...
1: pumpkin (or body)