Line Up

By Activity Bank on Oct 31, 2013

This activity has been revised and was originally created by Kathy Heydt and published in the Perkins Activity and Resource Guide (1st edition, Volume 2, 1992).  The second edition is available for purchase.

This activity works to improve body awareness and positional concepts for students who are blind or visually impaired. Lessons include Concept Development, Independent Living Skills, Recreation and Leisure, Orientation and Mobility.

Materials

Hula-Hoop®, table, box

Procedure

  • This activity can be fun with a small group of students.
  • Ask the students to stand single file and put their hands on the shoulders of the student in front of them.
  • Ask them to perform the following activities, while holding onto the other student’s shoulders.
    • Bend down, stand up.
    • Walk forward, backward.
    • Walk sideways.
    • Walk through a Hula-Hoop®.
    • Move under a table.
    • Climb over a box.
    • Name the student ahead of/behind you.
    • Name the student in front of/in back of you.
    • Walk around the table.

Variations

  • Ask the students to line up shoulder to shoulder and perform many of the same activities above. Include concepts of next to, between and middle.
  • Use a line of chairs.

Hint: Describe positional concepts when encountered throughout the daily routine, e.g. “Mary is standing in front of you.”