Crafts and Activities Through the Years

When you have a child who is blind or has low vision, you don’t always receive homemade gifts from school that were made entirely by your children. It’s difficult for teachers and classroom assistants to let a child have total control over an art project.

Woman's hand holding a card with sewn felt heart attached.

Create a Felt-Heart Card With Your Child Who Is Blind or Low Vision With Optional Beginner Hand Sewing

Here’s to seasonal fun with your child as you create a tactile Valentine-heart card! Note the varying levels of difficulty—choose what works for your family. Supplies: Directions: Prepare and organize […]

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multi-textured, collage self-portrait with cardstock face, wooden eyes, leather lips, ribbon nose, and braided yarn hair

March is National Craft Month! Let’s Celebrate with a Highly Textured, Self-Portrait Collage!

Children who are blind or low vision (and those who are fully sighted!) can get their hands on various textures as they create this self-portrait collage; additionally, they can learn […]

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image of a child using a whisk to stir a bowl of brightly colored pulverized cereal.

St. Patrick’s Day Play: Little Leprechauns Can Enjoy Edible Rainbow “Sand”!

It’s play time—colorful, sensory, tasty play time. And perhaps the best part, this activity is easy-peasy. So, gather your little leprechauns and taste the rainbow. Here’s what you need: Here’s […]

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several chicken eggs that have been decorated with feathers

Tactile Easter Egg Decorating For Your Child Who Is Blind or Low Vision

We’re talking Easter egg decorating—but not your standard boiled eggs dipped in food coloring—accessible, tactile designing! While our finished products can still look creative and beautiful, our main aim is […]

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A carton of colorful eggs.

Retro to Modern Accessible Easter Egg Hunt Options

A memorable, accessible Easter egg hunt for your entire family—including your young person who is blind or low vision—can be in your near future. Picture your little one (white cane […]

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Young child in a knit cap, sweatshirt, and rain boots is standing on the edge of the ocean looking out at the ocean as waves roll up at her feet.

Earth Day for Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Earth day—it’s a day we intentionally take note of the natural beauty of our world and choose to help preserve and steward it well. And what an expansive, exquisite planet […]

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Mother at computer and on cell phone with daughter on her lap.

“Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” for Youth Who Are Blind or Low Vision

“Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” applies to all children, especially those who are blind or who have low vision. Why? Because we know that children with blindness […]

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A young girl smelling a bouquet of white flowers

Flower Arranging for Mother’s Day

Delicate petals. Fuzzy leaves. Sweet-smelling blossoms. Vivid color contrasts. Sturdy stems. Yes, we’re talking about beloved flowers—the wild ones found peppered across fields and those bound and arranged just so […]

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Child and father holding a fish that has been caught in a net.

Fishing, A Phenomenal Father’s Day Activity with Your Child Who is Blind or Low Vision

Dads, you are a gift to your children. Your love and support are valuable; you are valuable. We honor you. This Father’s Day, I wonder if you’d enjoy making plans […]

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Child playing in dirt.

Get in the Dirt: Reducing Stress This Season 

Being a parent of a child with unique needs has its share of stressors. You know this.   It’s why we’ve tackled the topic of stress on more than one occasion. […]

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A close up of daughter and father's hands who pulls seeds and fibrous material from a pumpkin before carving for Halloween.

Pumpkin Activities for Children Who Are Blind or Low Vision

Here are some messy activities we did when our children were younger. I hope you and your family have fun with them, too. Remember, they could be adapted to any […]

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A woman is holding her daughter in the back of a wagon pulled by a man driving a tractor on a country road.

Fall Family Fun: Explore an Orchard with Your Child Who Is Blind or Low Vision

Your child has likely sunk their teeth into a crisp apple bursting with sweet juices or taken spoonfuls of sugary, smooth applesauce with notes of warm cinnamon, but do they […]

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3 kids dressed in costumes at door with mom treats children with candy.

A Meaningful and Accessible Halloween for Children with Blindness or Low Vision

Halloween is a favorite day of the year for many children—candy, costumes, and fall activities, how could it not be?! Your child who is blind or low vision can be […]

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three mini pumpkins and seeds on a cutting board

Halloween Fun with Pumpkin Spice Playdough

Fall is an exciting time because it’s time to make favorite recipes! Pumpkin Spice Playdoh smells soo yummy and is a blast of sensory experiences…remember as you are creating it […]

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Grandparents are presenting gifts to a mother, father and their two children at the door to their home.

Holiday Hospitality and Etiquette for Children and Teens Who Are Blind or Low Vision

Tonight, I’m heading to my friend’s for dinner and a movie. Do you know what’s funny? I can almost hear my mom’s voice, “Don’t go empty-handed.” Mom will be pleased; […]

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Photo of child's hands reading braille page from book.

Braille Literacy Month: Emergent Literacy for Individuals Who Are Blind or Deafblind

Have you ever thought about how people learn? As you have no doubt witnessed in your own learning endeavors and when teaching your child(ren), individuals learn when they can make connections. People aren’t blank slates on which we […]

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Black cardstock with a rainbow-colored yarn in the shape of a filled heart.

You’ve Touched My Heart! Tactile Heart Valentine Card Tutorial

We’re talking Valentine’s card preparations—but not adding signatures to your standard store-bought notes—accessible, tactile designing! While the finished product can still look creative and beautiful, our main aim is for them to […]

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Three red apples on a white background

The Fragrance of Fall: Two Ingredient, Apple-Scented Playdough

For most, autumn has been, well, stinky. It’s time to ditch the stench and alter the aroma. Enter the respite of sensory play, not just any sensory play…the molding and […]

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