Do you know the game musical chairs? Let’s try musical drawing! It’s a similar game, but with art. This activity was created for students with low vision and multiple disabilities. It can be adapted for students who are blind by using any accessible art materials you may have such as puffy paint or tactile tape or any one of the art products we carry. Learn more here.
This activity is pulled from our Virtual ExCEL Camps happening summer of 2020! While these activities are written to fit into the larger lesson plan of the camp themes, you can complete them with your little one at any time. Learn more about our Virtual ExCEL Summer Camp here!
Appropriate Age Range: Any
- Phone or other device to play and stop music
- art materials (Crayons, markers, colored pencils)
Try looking these words up if your child is unfamiliar with them: Stop, go
If you have large sheets of paper, you can tape it down on the table or floor to provide a larger workspace.
Let’s really focus on stop and go with this activity. Before you begin, talk about the concepts of stop and go. When the music starts, you are free to start drawing! Follow the tempo of the music. If it’s fast, color quickly, if it’s slow, color slowly. There is no goal for drawing, just matching and following the tempo of the music. When the music stops, stop coloring.
If stop and go is a difficult concept, simply play a variety of music and color (or move) to the tempo. You can do whatever is fun for you!
Andrea Amestoy, Registered Nurse/Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired outreach and Certified Orientation and Mobility Instructor at Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and Blind
Jessica Chamblin, Teacher of the Blind/Visually Impaired. I have worked in the field of Deafblindness for five years in a variety of roles including Interpreter, PCA, Intervener and TBVI. I work for Intermediate School District 917 in Rosemount, Minnesota. I have completed the Intervener training series provided by the Minnesota Deafblind Project and currently serve on the Deafblind Community of Practice for the State of Minnesota.
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