Positive Eye practical approaches – braille games: 5 rocket men fly to the moon
By Gwyn McCormack
Here is a fun game to make with your child, using the Lazy Sue, £5.50 from IKEA. The Lazy Sue is a versatile tool and has many lovely fun uses. This is one of many I demonstrate on courses. You can adjust according to your child’s learning and development.
1 Lazy Sue
Shiny paper to cover the Lazy Sue
Card to cut out the rocket men
Textured fabric to cover each rocket man
Braille or large print numbers 1-5 (two sets)
What to do:
Cover the Lazy Sue with shiny paper, glue in place
Add 5 pieces of velcro, (one side only) spaced evenly around the edge of the Lazy Sue
Cut out Rocket Men shapes in card. Cut out same shapes in textured fabric and glue over the top
Make a separate set of Rocket Men, but don’t cover in fabric
Make two sets of Braille or large print numbers 1-5 and add to each set of Rocket Men.
Add the five rocket men covered in textured fabric to the Lazy Sue, positioning on the velcro spots
Lay the other set of rocket men on the child’s tray in front of them.
Sing the song ‘Five Rocket Men fly to the moon’ ‘Four Rocket Men fly to the moon’ ‘Three Rocket Men fly to the moon’ etc…..
Spin the Lazy Sue, as fast as possible, when it stops, child to feel number on rocket man which stops in front of them and add matching rocket man from their set.
Continue until all the rocket men have found their matching rocket man number
Can be played with other children, roll the dice, take turns and have fun playing the game