Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Ideas for accessible crafts and fun for the holidays for kids of all abilities, including Christmas, Hanukkah, Valentines Day, Easter and Halloween!

toys wearing glasses, with guide dogs or in wheelchairs

Holiday Crafts and Ideas, Toys

#ToyLikeMe Holiday Shopping Guide

Find toys for kids who wear glasses, patches or hearing aids; for kids who use a white cane or have a service dog; or for kids who use wheelchairs or...

girl sits with pumpkin. text reads pumpkin bowling sensory game

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Play a Game of Pumpkin Bowling with a Braille Twist

Maybe you've been bowling, but have you ever been pumpkin bowling? This multi-sensory game is perfect for Fall and makes a fun Halloween party game, too!

A real and a homemade quijada

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

A Silly Sensory Rattle for Halloween

A quijada is a rattle that's made from a donkey's jawbone and the sound of the instrument is created by the teeth rattling in the sockets. Perfect for Halloween, right?...

Ivan's Scary Skeleton Halloween Wheelchair Costume

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Scary Skeleton Halloween Wheelchair Costume

Looking for a fun and SPOOKY Halloween costume idea for your child's wheelchair? This year Ivan will be a skeleton in a graveyard!

Ivan hunting for beeping eggs

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Buyer’s Guide to Beeping Easter Eggs

We've sifted through the web and browsed our local stores to bring you this list of where to find beeping and noise-maker Easter eggs for your blind child.

Bolang gu craft

Holiday Crafts and Ideas, Music Play, Tactile Art

Make Your Own Chinese New Year Drum!

Although it's often seen as a children's toy or a fun sound effect at Chinese New Year, the Bolang Gu is actually an instrument that dates back to ancient China....

Tactile star ornaments

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Make Your Own Tactile Christmas Ornaments!

Here's a simple and fun holiday activity! Make tactile Christmas ornaments with your child and create a more accessible Christmas tree!

Tactile Christmas Cards

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Make Your Own Tactile Christmas Cards Using Your Child’s Artwork!

Elin shares how she and her son Theo were able to turn his artwork into tactile graphics Christmas cards that he could give to friends and family.

Rainbow Wheelchair costume

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Make Your Own Rainbow Wheelchair Costume

Learn how to make your very own rainbow Halloween costume for your child's wheelchair! The technique is actually easier than it looks.

Halloween crafting ideas for kids with special needs

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

10 Accessible and Sensory-Friendly Halloween Ideas

Find ideas for Halloween crafts and activities that are accessible for blind or visually impaired kids. We've also got a lot of multi-sensory ideas too!

Ivan with his gingerbread house

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Stay Cool this Summer by Celebrating Christmas in July!

It's hot outside, but you and your child will have a blast staying cool by celebrating Christmas in July! These fun Christmas-themed activities for you and your little ones use...

Natural Grass Easter Basket

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Make Your Own Natural Grass Easter Basket!

How about a natural grass Easter basket? This is a project my son did at school and we just love it!

shamrocks

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Tactile Shamrock Fun: Celebrate St Patrick’s Day in the Garden!

Find out the difference between shamrocks and clovers (hint: there isn't any), learn about the different types of shamrocks and discover a fun shamrock craft! Happy St Patrick's Day!

valentine's candy

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Valentine’s Day Resources for Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired

FamilyConnect shares accessible ideas for celebrating Valentine's Day with your blind or visually impaired child. They list accessible craft ideas and fun braille gift ideas too!

Ivan in his hot air balloon halloween wheelchair costume

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Hot Air Balloon Wheelchair Costume

Here's a fun idea for Halloween - how about transforming your child's wheelchair into a hot air balloon? All you really need is some foam board and cardboard strips to...

Handmade Tactile Book

Holiday Crafts and Ideas, Tactile Art

Make Your Own Tactile Summer Memory Book

Make a tactile summer memory book with your child who is blind or visually impaired so they can remember what they did over summer break and share with their classmates...

A child's hand trying to find easter egg in sensory egg hunt

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Make Your Own Egg Hunt Sensory Game!

With just a tray, some uncooked rice and a few hidden plastic easter eggs you can create a fun sensory game for your blind child. We'll give you some ideas...

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Make Your Own Marshmallow Dreidel!

Make Marshmallow Chanukah Dreidels with a pretzel stick, a marshmallow, a dab of frosting and a hershey's kiss. Yum!

ice cream cone christmas trees

Holiday Crafts and Ideas, Visual Impairment

10 Sensory Christmas Activities for Children who are Blind

During the holidays we are baking, decorating and spending time with family and friends. Get your kids involved by having them help in the kitchen, create Christmas decorations or make...

Apple Cinnamon Ornaments in Braille

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Make Your Own Braille Apple Cinnamon Ornaments!

Everyone knows that mixing applesauce and cinnamon creates an aromatic dough that can be turned into ornaments that smell so lovely! But did you know that you can add cloves...

chex mix

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Making Holiday Peppermint Chocolate Chex Mix!

This recipe for Peppermint Chocolate Chex Mix is easy, delicious and perfect for Christmas snacking or gifts. It's also a fun and simple way to get your child involved in...

Christmas tree brownies

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Making Christmas Tree Brownies!

A simple recipe for Christmas Tree Brownies that is a great baking activity for children who are blind or multiply disabled.

felt christmas trees

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Make Your Own Felt Tactile Christmas Tree

This tactile Christmas tree craft is great for blind children or children with multiple disabilities. It's easy and accessible and you can also change the ornaments on your tree throughout...

apple jacks cereal

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Make Your Own Apple Jacks Christmas Wreath Ornament!

Learn how to create a Christmas ornament out of Apple Jacks, a pipe cleaner and a mini candy cane. This is a great fine motor activity and a fun craft...