Brilliant braille activities

Highlighting braille and the life changing impact it can have on people's lives is what Wear dots... raise lots is all about. Join us this May!

How to register

Register using our online form to set up a Wear dots...raise lots event and receive your free fundraising pack!

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1. The sock game!

Warning: Smelly socks are a health hazard! Please only use clean socks unless your children have misbehaved.

Only a small amount of blind or partially sighted people see nothing at all, and not all blind people have the same experiences. The sock game challenges children to use senses other than sight to identify everyday items. It's really easy to run but is a great way to get them thinking and empathsisng with people that don't have the same level of vision as them.

2. Close your eyes and take a deep breath!

This idea focuses on how you'd interpret the world if you only had a sense of smell. We'll leave it to you to decide what smells to use but again, this could depend on how well behaved your children have been. 

3. Brilliant braille! (for older children)

Using the braille alphabet cards in your free fundraising pack get your children sending coded messages to each other! 

4. Brilliant braille! (for younger children)

Get younger children to spot similarities between braille letters and their alphabet to start thinking about how they could be used in day-to-day life. 

Background reading for uniform groups

Quiz - facts and myths about blindness