Below are strategies for all content areas.

Braille design of a polar bear's head

Braille Design of a Polar Bear Face

By Edith West
This braille design of a polar bear face is a fun way to practice braille literacy skills with students who are blind or visually impaired. Great for science or for Christmas or Hanukkah greetings!
Tactile turkey with sandpaper body and textured feathers

Tactile Turkeys

By Liz Eagan
This Thanksgiving craft is designed to give students who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities, practice with fine motor skills and tactile discrimination.
Cover of Numbers Book

Creating a Numbers Book for a Student with Low Vision

By Liz Eagan
This numbers book was created for a student with low vision who is working on number recognition.
Metal bucket with bells and pompoms inside

Cubeta Táctil Divertida

By Kimberly Schildbach
Cubeta táctil divertida is a Spanish translation of "Tactile Fun Bucket".
Coloring in the jack-o-lantern

Adapting Coloring Pages for Students with Low Vision

By Liz Eagan
Coloring pages can be adapted with textured shapes, as well as hot glue and puff paint, to make them more accessible for children with low vision or visual impairments.
World map with tactile overlays

Interactive Tactile World Map

By Lana Schorvitz
World maps can be adapted to make them accessible to students who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind by adding braille, tactile overlays, and tactile indicators marking boundaries, rivers, etc.
Student writing on sand tray

Letter Formation and Handwriting

By Liz Eagan
A kinesthetic approach to letter formation and writing using Montessori materials and adaptations for low vision can help children with visual impairments to make progress with handwriting skills.
An embossed 6 by 7 grid with tactile stickers in the shape of stars and happy faces placed on the grid as game pieces.

Four in a Row Adaptation for Tactile Learners

By barrettv
This tactile version of the classic Four in a Row game, or Connect 4, makes it easier for our tactile learners to orient themselves to the ever changing game board.
Ziplock baggie with tree branch inside

Haciendo Tu Propio Libro de Experiencias en Bolsitas

By Doreen Bohm
Haciendo tu propio libro de experiencias en bolsitas is the Spanish translation of Make Your Own Baggie Experience Book.
Tactile symbols with print and braille labels for underwear, pants, shirt, and socks

Dressing Book for Teenager with Multiple Disabilities

By Karen Epley
This book uses tactile symbols, braille, and print to provide support and structure to a teenager who is blind with autism to get dressed independently.
Task boxes

Setting Up Task Boxes to Encourage Independence

By Liz Eagan
Activities can be set up in individual plastic bins for children to do independently.
Cover of "My Color Book" with title and circles of various colors

My Color Book

By Liz Eagan
This homemade book is designed to give children practice identifying colors, including matching colors, naming colors, and identifying pictured items.
Left hand holding tub of mayonnaise and right hand placing knife in tub with piece of toast in foreground

Spreads and How to Spread Them

By Dwila Nixon
Step-by-step instructions for individuals with visual impairment to learn to spread items such as margarine or butter on toast
Blue binder open with a page that says: my first tracking book

My First Tracking Book

By covi88
As a first year preschool teacher one of my first questions was: how can I help my students with a visual impairment develop pre-braille skills? The simple answer, help them develop tracking skills.
Four squeeze bottles of puff paint colored red, yellow, green, and blue.

Using Puff Paint for Tactile Activities

By lnygaard01
Puff paint provides endless possibilities for learning and fun for students of all ages.
Stuffed gruffalo with braillewriter in background

Interactive Read-Aloud and Story Box of The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

By mbakos
Interactive read-alouds, combined with a story box, make books accessible for all students. Using the Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson is a fun way to combine learning and play.
Student painting rock

Rock Painting Spring Craft for Earth Day or Mother's Day

By Liz Eagan
This hands-on activity is a fun way to celebrate Earth Day or Mother's Day with children with visual impairments, including those with multiple disabilities.
Shower book with pages open and blue loofah on page

Shower and Hygiene Book for a Teenager

By Karen Epley
This tactile book with braille and print, along with real objects, can be used to support teenagers with visual impairment and Autism Spectrum Disorder (VIASD) to be more independent in daily living.
Screenshot of "Getting to Know You" document on laptop screen

Developing a Bond: Getting to Know Our Students

By Liz Eagan
TVI Liz Eagan shares an idea for how she gets to know her students and create a bond with them.
bunny cards, game board, and carrots

Math Game: Rounding (Nemeth and Place Value)

By dhudnall
The object of this spring-themed board game is to practice rounding numbers in a fun and motivating way.