Gwyn McCormack from Positive Eye has generously submitted a series of ‘Top Ideas’, which we will be sharing each month. You can read her introduction to the series and other posts here.

This specific series is centred around the importance of concept development when teaching children who have a vision impairment. The ‘Top Ideas’ can be utilised by your child’s educational setting or by a parent wanting to give a little extra help with learning from home.

Idea 17: Matching Bucket Game

Matching bucket gameImage Description

The image shows a bucket with words and foam shapes stuck around the edge.

Endless learning opportunities lie within a simple bucket. Collect everyday objects in a bright yellow bucket. Add credit card labels with Velcro around the bucket. Decorate the bucket with the children using an interesting array of foam shapes with different textures. Create a pattern around the bucket.

Pull a word from inside the bucket and find its object partner in the bucket. Or alternatively pick out an object and find its matching word card from the side of the bucket.


Make the child with SEND the starting point for planning, NOT the ADD-ON


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