Here are some of the best and most innovative ideas from across the internet to make Easter craft ideas accessible and fun for children who have a visual impairment.
This fun yet very simple idea shared by the Paths to Literacy Website brings the idea of colourful and tactile eggs to life! It is a great way to incorporate these concepts that children come across in everyday environments. Perfect for younger children, this can be a quick and fun activity for you to do with your child at home or a suggestion for a school Easter project. A great idea for beginner Braillers too!
If you want to get involved with some simple craft ideas and also make an Easter Egg hunt accessible for a child who is visually impaired then this is a great post from the Growing a Jeweled Rose website. This would be great for children who have some useful vision and would benefit from highly contrasting colours in order to successfully spot the hiding eggs. This post tells you how to make some lovely simple glowing eggs!
This is a really lovely idea from the Paths to Literacy website and looks at how Easter Baskets can be made using braille, it also looks at how it feels to either send of receive a nice note, message or card. A basket would be a great way to tell another Happy Easter. With only a few simple craft items and something to create a Braille message on this is a lovely yet effective way of being nice in Braille!
This idea by the Learning4kids.net website gives a really simple yet effective craft suggestion that can help your child to be creative, develop their fine motor skills, help with hand eye co-ordination, concentration, language development and problem solving. These little baskets are so cute and very easy to make, great for younger children and make a fantastic present too! You can add a variety of tactile items to the front of the baskets a great way to be able to identify them and could be used as a game to match the baskets!
This great idea provided to us by The Imagination Tree website is fantastic way to let your children get their hands on loads of tactile and colourful bits and pieces and decorate some play dough shaped eggs, quickly and simply. Could be good if your child is in the early stages of fine motor development and perhaps hasn’t mastered the sticking skill quite yet. Using play dough, cutters and decorative items this is a great way to make some fantastic looking eggs!
I really love this idea which has been posted on the Wonderbaby website, grow your own grass Easter Basket! It really is simple but very effective and can look at the concept of growing grass with your child and filling a basket with something natural. It is very holistic and tactile at the same time, and your child can feel the grass as it emerges from the soil.
This pintrest board created by Wonderbaby is jam packed with lots of ideas for Easter crafts and activities! It is literally bursting at the seams with creative fun and you’d never be short of an idea of great things to do at home with your child. This would also be fantastic to forward across to your child’s school for inspiration as many of the ideas would be great for both sighted and children who are visually impaired.
If you are hoping to do lots of Brailling over this Easter period with your child the Paths To Literacy website has a great post giving lots of great ideas for Braille patterns. Creating patters on eggs and baskets this seasonal themed fun will be a great way to encourage Easter related Braille at home.
This post from the Iowa Farmers Wife website looks at how empty plastic eggs can be adapted with a variety of items inside to create some noisy eggs. This would be a great way to develop a child’s listening skills and would make for a great game too for both children who are visually impaired and sighted. The contents of the plastic eggs which have been transformed into shakers all have subtle differences in sounds that they create when shuck. Very creative indeed!
This idea is great for if the weather isn’t too great outside and you want a simple yet effective sensory egg hunt game to do inside the home with your child. Using only a few around the home objects this can not only be used to explore but there are many potential games also to be played! This game was created by Amber from the Wonderbaby website and also has some great footage of her son Ivan enjoying the Sensory Easter Egg Hunt.