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Inclusive Activity for Visually Impaired


A preschool teacher has an activity planned to help students learn to get along by getting into groups on the floor and passing a beanbag to tell their favorite things. Please adapt this activity to accommodate a visually impaired student. Do not alter the objective of the lesson, and maintain the activity inclusive so all kids can participate equally.


Adapting the activity to accommodate a visually impaired student while maintaining its objective and inclusivity is essential. Here’s a modified version of the activity:

Objective: To help students learn to get along and share their favorite things while accommodating a visually impaired student.


  1. Circle of Friendship: Begin by having all the students sit in a circle on the floor. This arrangement allows the visually impaired student to feel part of the group and facilitates interaction with their peers.
  2. Introduction: Start by introducing the activity and explaining that everyone will take turns sharing their favorite things. Emphasize that each child should listen and be respectful when their classmates are speaking.
  3. Adapted Object: Instead of a beanbag, use a soft, textured object that can be easily felt and identified by touch. This could be a plush toy or a cushion with distinct textures. The visually impaired student can feel the object and pass it along like their sighted peers.
  4. Guided Sharing: To ensure that the visually impaired student can participate fully, you can assign a peer “buddy” to assist them in recognizing when it’s their turn to share. The buddy can gently tap the visually impaired student on the shoulder or provide a verbal cue, such as saying their name.
  5. Verbal Cues: Encourage students to use descriptive language when sharing their favorite things. This not only helps the visually impaired student but also enhances the overall learning experience for all participants. For example, instead of saying, “I like this,” they can say, “I like the softness of my teddy bear, and it’s the color of the sky.”
  6. Communication Methods: If the visually impaired student is comfortable, you can introduce alternative communication methods, such as using a communication board or device with pre-recorded messages. This allows them to express themselves independently.
  7. Inclusive Feedback: After each turn, encourage the other students to provide positive feedback or ask questions about their classmate’s favorite things. This promotes empathy, active listening, and interaction among all children.
  8. Rotate the Object: As the activity progresses, rotate the soft object around the circle to ensure that each child has a chance to share their favorite things.
  9. Reflect and Discuss: After everyone has had a turn, gather the children to discuss what they’ve learned and how it felt to share and listen. This provides an opportunity to reinforce the importance of understanding and supporting each other’s differences.

By making these adjustments, the activity can effectively teach students about cooperation and sharing while ensuring that all children, including the visually impaired student, can participate equally and feel included.


Great, now break the response into 2 sections, one outlining the adaptations to include the visually impaired student, and the other outlinig a short example of how the activity would run in practice. Also, condense this down to 2-3 bullets for the first section and 3-5 bullets for the second.


Adaptations for Including a Visually Impaired Student:

  1. Use a textured, tactile object in place of a beanbag for easy identification by touch.
  2. Assign a peer “buddy” to assist the visually impaired student in recognizing their turn.
  3. Encourage descriptive language when sharing, benefiting all students.
  4. Introduce alternative communication methods if the visually impaired student is comfortable, such as a communication board or device.

Example of How the Activity Runs:

  1. Students sit in a circle on the floor, with a textured object in the center.
  2. The teacher explains the activity and the importance of respectful sharing.
  3. A designated “buddy” assists the visually impaired student, ensuring their active participation.
  4. Students take turns sharing their favorite things using descriptive language.
  5. The activity concludes with a group discussion about the experience and the value of understanding and supporting differences.


Good, but for the second section of how the activity runs, describe it in more practical example of how it may actually work with the kids. For example: Teacher says this, student 1 does this, student 2 does and says this. Keep the response to the same length however.


Example of How the Activity Runs in Practice:

  1. The teacher gathers the students in a circle on the classroom floor, and in the center, there’s a soft, textured object, like a plush toy.
  2. The teacher starts by saying, “Today, we’re going to share our favorite things. We’ll start with Sarah. Remember, use descriptive words when you share, like how it feels, sounds, or smells.”
  3. Sarah picks up the plush toy, feels its texture, and says, “I love my teddy bear. It’s as soft as a cloud and has big, cuddly arms.”
  4. John, who’s the visually impaired student’s “buddy,” gently taps their shoulder when it’s their turn. The visually impaired student, Lily, picks up the plush toy, touches it, and says, “I have a toy dog. It feels furry, and I can feel its wagging tail.”
  5. The soft object continues to be passed around, and each student takes their turn, sharing their favorite things and using descriptive language.
  6. After everyone has shared, the teacher gathers the students for a discussion about how it felt to share and listen to their classmates, emphasizing the value of understanding and supporting each other’s differences.