Finding activities all my children can do together can sometimes be tricky. One activity that seems to be a hit (right now) is crafting together.
I needed a way to store all our bits and pieces so that my blind daughters Anelia and Mabel could find the items they wanted. I wanted it to be fun for my daughter Olive who is sighted and loves to join us for crafting!
After watching some amazing videos by a family in the UK (who have fabulous ideas!) I decided to recreate their tactile art station for my girls.
I like that this make crafting accessible to Anelia and Mabel, that it is fun for Olive, and that it keeps the craft materials organized and off my floor! The first try was a big hit!
- I decided which items would go in which drawers and I just stuck a preview item (or tactile symbol) on the front of the drawer. You could also add braille or just a braille letter to make it even easier to identify.
- I introduced it to Anelia and I invited her to open each drawer and feel the contents. I then pointed out that each drawer was labeled with the item that was inside. She liked the foam stickers the best!