Where’s my bunny mummy

 

You need: blindfolds for everyone and a stuffed bunny

 

Blindfold and disorientate everybody. Choose someone to be mummy, remove their blindfold and give them the bunny. Ensuring the blindfolded players don’t know who mummy is. The rest are the blind children. The children crawl around blindfolded searching for mummy. Mummy has to avoid being caught by her blind children. When a child crawls into someone they ask “Where’s my bunny mummy”? If the person is another child they say “I don’t know”. Play goes on. If the child finds mummy, mummy must respond “feel for your bunny darling”, and the child has 1 minutes to take the bunny. If they are successful they are the winner, if not, move them to another spot and tie their ankles together. They must stay still until another child finds them. Then when asked “Where’s my bunny mummy”? They respond “I am naughty”. Then the first child must untie their ankles both still blind, before either can go on.. Whenever mummy is found but hides the bunny from her child she must call “come to mummy” giving a verbal clue. The winner is the one that takes the bunny

 

They are mummy in the next around, you might want to pick another stuffed animal so that blindfolded players have been seen what they are searching for.

a new feely game

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In the game I made up the OT student and I both had piles of tiles, both piles in same. We both wore blindfolds and one had to take a tile and fell it and describe it to the other who had to find the matching tile by feel still blind. This works on communication as well as touch because neither player can see what person is describing and person 2 cannot touch the tile. Also there is no eye contact

blind barnyard

in this listening game people are divided into groups and given an animal. When everybody is blindfolded they have to find their group only by making the sound of their animal. No talking or seeing allowed. In this example it is played in paired. I think the best way would be to blindfold and disorientate the players before telling them their animal. So they don’t know where they are or anyone else in the group or who else is in their group.

the skills you can work on are

  1. listening
  2. listening discrimination
  3. learning to discern different sounds from background noise
  4. social skills
  5. personal space

so get some blindfold cloths and take the kids to the yard today

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photo taken from http://www.overstuffedlife.com/2014/07/how-to-host-summer-book-club-for-kids.html used by kind permission with thanks to Lara Neves

great blindfold maze

blindfold crawling games where you can’t touch obstacles is great for spacial awareness co ordination and moving slowing and carefully. it appears they girls were blindfolded by their sisters before their saw the maze which is best as it means they can’t rely on memory. crawling under things blindfolded is brilliant but safety first. These girls rolled a ball sometimes to add to the disorientation. Remember for blind exploring, dark thick cloths, unfamiliar environments, so blindfold them and take them someone or if in a familiar room move things around and maybe keep spinning every so often, the young sisters in this clip had a great time

‘this next video shows a hair band being used to keep a blindfold in place instead of tying a knot. This is great as i you do not need a knot you can use thicker cloths. try pegs or safety pins to hold cloths in place

 

 

blind counting

this is a link to a Czech video of a blindfolded student counting blocks by feel. Is this about learning the concept of adding up numbers without being able to see the numbers to be about to add up in the head?

I am not sure what this next Czech video is about but it appears to be following oral instructions to use the ipad without sight.

 

to explain this blog

i am not a therapist or a teacher, i do not do workshops or demos, and have no training in child development. I’m just a blogger,  bogging ideas from my own mind and what I find from the internet.Some of the blindfold game idea posts I invented out of thin air.  If readers have stories about blindfolding in therapy to add please email on.

 

I hope this post explains what this blog is.