Time for a scavenger hunt! Scavenger hunts are a fun, popular group activity and can be tailored to any age and skill level. This activity might be challenging for an individual with a vision impairment in a group of sighted participants because the activity can be highly visual in nature and can tend to give sighted individuals the advantage.
The activity below is designed specifically for individuals with vision impairments. It is a great way to work on skills from a number of components of the Expanded Core curriculum, including:
- Social skills—working together to read clues, taking turns, decision making, helping each other, communication skills
- Orientation and mobility skills—practice navigating through a building or outside space to find clues, practicing directional terms, exploring new or less familiar environments
- Compensatory skills—reading clues using braille or another accessible format, concept development through object identification
- Sensory efficiency—locating clues by recognizing and interpreting sensory information
This activity can easily be tied to fit a particular transition-related activity that the students are focusing on.