Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Halloween Maze

Spooky Halloween pumpkins
This board game is a motivating way for students to practice braille vocabulary, contractions, numbers, punctuation symbols or anything else they are working on.  It can be played with just the student and the teacher or with a small group of students.
 

Goal:

The goal of the game is to start at the star on the left of the game board and make it all the way to the far right where the Halloween candy corn is waiting. Be careful don’t get caught by one of the traps (spider, haunted house, witch or bats). If you hit a web you need to tactually read a special card before you can escape and move on!
 

Materials: 

  • Tokens to be used as playing pieces
  • Braille cards of various letters, numbers and punctuation symbols 
  • Special cards, such as contractions that the student is learning

Halloween maze

Procedure: 

  • The teacher will provide the student with three braille cards and ask them to identify ___ symbol. 
  • If the student tactually identifies the symbol correctly, the student selects the next path their piece moves to, while trying to make it to the end of the board game. 
  • If the student guesses incorrectly their teacher/opponent gets to select which path the student moves to.
  • If the student gets stuck in one of the traps they must correctly identify two braille cards before moving back onto the game board. 

Collage of Halloween Maze

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