Mix Up Games
Take away a student’s sight and you’re able to put an interesting twist on nearly any game! When they can’t see, students will have to rely on other senses such as touch or hearing, which can improve their motor function and heighten these senses. Strap a blindfold on for something like an obstacle course and have students feel their way through, or give a player a blindfold for a classic game of Marco Polo and see if they can find other players without seeing them!
Being blindfolded also means students will have to build trust and cooperation with other classmates. For example, 1 student can call out directions for a blindfolded student to help them through an obstacle course. For teams this is even more important—if multiple people are blindfolded and have to work together, it raises overall communication and cooperation.
Even if the idea of being blindfolded is intimidating to some, these blindfolds work to absolve that fear! Blindfolds are constructed of smooth, soft material and easily slide onto and off of the head. Thanks to Velcro® straps they’re a one-size-fits-all piece of equipment that’s great for students of any age. Each blindfold measures 6-1/2”L x 3-1/2”W.