Finger Reading

Add to List
Go to Activity
0

Description

In this activity (10th activity on the page) about the sense of touch, learners make Braille letters out of cork or cardboard and map pins. Learners test to see if they can identify the letters of the alphabet by feeling the blunt ends of the pins with just their fingertips. Use this activity to teach learners how blind people use their sense of touch to read.

Quick Guide

  • Preparation Time: Under 5 minutes
  • Learning Time: 10 to 30 minutes
  • Estimated materials cost: $1 - $5 per group of students
  • Age Range: Ages 8 - 18
  • Resource Type: Activity
  • Language: English

Materials List (per group of students)

  • Cardboard or thin cork
  • Pins - one side should have a small ball or be blunt
  • Marker or Pen or Pencil - to draw outline of letters
  • Blindfold
  • Scissors
Subjects

Subjects

  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • The Brain and Nervous System
      • Muscles and Skin
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Touch
Audience

To use this activity learners need to

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities
Other

This resource is part of

By

Eric H. Chudler, Ph.D.

Rights

All Rights Reserved, Eric H. Chudler, ©2009

ShareThis

Comments

Login or register to post comments