The holidays are all about making memories and spending time with family. A question we get often is, “How do I include my child with visual impairments?” We’ve put together a list of our favorite activities that you can do with your little one.

Holiday Sensory Boxes- These are boxes that include holiday items that have different scents, textures, and sounds. This can include things such as pinecones, cinnamon sticks, jingle bells, candy canes and a pine branch.

Visit a Christmas tree lot- This is a great opportunity to explore different size trees, textures, and scents.

Tactile Ornaments- For a fun craft idea you can buy some plastic ornaments and add different textures such as foam stickers, feathers, tissue paper, felt and pipe cleaners. These can go on your own tree or be given as gifts!

Sensory Dough – These can be made with just a few ingredients. Some ideas are cinnamon & applesauce dough, pumpkin dough, and hot cocoa cloud dough.

Tree Decorating- This can be a fun activity for the whole family! We recommend non-breakable ornaments. Your tree may not look picture perfect but it’s the process, not the finished product.