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Expanded Core Curriculum
Cook s'mores for a snack while learning the science behind it with this solar oven.
This ELA lesson poses challenges for students with visual impairments because of the independent walking around the classroom viewing things hanging on the wall.
Help children understand the importance of planning organization and sequencing during this activity!
Adapt the classic Checkers game using different shaped playing pieces and a dimensional board!
Tactile playing pieces stay-put the peg hole board in this adapted version of Tic Tac Toe!
Improve body awareness in students with low vision using colored gloves.
Use these simple steps to help students eventually master the challenging skill of skipping!
Count the beans and earn points to win this simple game to reinforce math and social skills!
Teach positional concepts to students as they relate objects' positions to their own body.
Use sound as a motivator for improving motor skills, weight shifting and jumping!
No classroom is complete without an adapted version of Go Fish!
Practice pre-braille skills including tactile discrimination, sorting, and object identification in this simple game!
A simple game of catch can be adapted in many ways to work on motor skills and O&M.
Learning about how communities work helps children understand more about the world around them.
Build confidence and independence while taking part in school organizations with appropriate tasks.
Learn how to choose appropriate foods and packages for safety and independence!
Children will have fun practicing motor skills during this special "Simon Says" game!
A game of object "Hide & Seek" reinforces social skills and tactile discrimination skills.
Use audio recordings of familiar voices to make a fun auditory discrimination guessing game!
Give descriptive clues to help children practice inference of familiar places and settings.
Practice packing a toiletries bag to work on problem solving, fine motor and vocational skills.
Imitate jumping animals for a fun game to stimulate the vestibular system!
Use an adapted daily calendar to reinforce the concept of time through the school year.
Children use their bodies and a box as tread to practice crawling and gross motor skills.
Being able to count and sort coins has a number of uses in daily life.
Promote the classroom community with these ideas of simple jobs in the classroom!
Students learn shapes based on real objects to form tactile discrimination, math and language skills.
Smell and taste are often motivating reinforcers for children with visual impairments!
Students learn to react appropriately when their names are called within a group setting.
Students use familiar activities to practice sequencing skills using expressive language.
Incorporating pretend play can often be a great motivator for working on simple goals and tasks!
Students can practice prevocational skills and responsibility through on-campus jobs.
A repetitive drum game encourages children to listen and copy the rhythm.
Help students develop a stronger sense of self through this critical thinking activity.
Explore the senses while making cards of a variety of scents, textures, colors and sounds.
Adapt the classic game to refine tactile discrimination, matching skills and social play!
Use daily living activities to practice a variety of independence skills.
Practice fine motor skills while developing spatial awareness.
Make art time a multi-sensory activity with these tips for adding texture!
Make textured pictures using eggshells for a multi-sensory project.
This recipe uses common household ingredients for added sensory fun!
Use common household ingredients to make playdough anytime!
Adapt a beach with sound to make locating it possible for children with visual impairments.
Warm-up while also working on social skills and increased independence.
Play with a hula hoop to encourage participation among peers in PE.
Introduce tactile graphics and map concepts with a representation of a familiar area!
Teach children responsibility and care for their belongings.
Create tactile journals for art or as a strategy for teaching math using concrete manipulatives.
Make a classroom quilt of memories that all children can enjoy!
Practice reading along with any subject or theme with this simple game!