Tips, Tricks, Modifications and Strategies
Phase I Target: Pom Pom in a Container
April 13, 2020
Creating materials for students with CVI is always fun for me and I often wish I had more time to be creative. During these days of self-quarantine, I finally have some time to create all of the materials and books that have been on my, “To Do” list. I will be posting photos of materials, along with tips, tricks, modifications and strategies regarding materials created in the hope that you too will try your hand at making some unique, child-specific materials for your student or child. When appropriate, I will offer templates and other materials for you to use, to complete the project as well.
For this post, I will be sharing my interpretation of an idea from the blog titled, “While You Are Home: Activities For Children With CVI” by Dr. Christine Roman. Dr. Roman notes that this visual target could be used with a child in Phase I. You are encouraged to read Dr. Roman’s blog first, so you will better understand how this target might be used. You can access this blog at Dr. Roman’s website cviresources and at Paths to Literacy;
Materials needed to make this target:
- Clean, empty non-breakable bottle or container with a lid. I like using empty plastic containers, round or square shaped, with black lids.
- Mylar pom poms, mylar reflective holiday garland or mylar-like curled ribbon in the child’s preferred color.
- Small, battery operated lights in the same color as the mylar material. Finger lights or bullet lights both work well. Note: Finger lights can be found at Amazon https://amzn.to/2XtQ4nJ (affiliate) while bullet lights can be found on the Wish app and are called, “Multi-colored Flash LED Ball Lamp Balloon Light for Home Wedding Party Decoration Crafting Costume Making”.
Remove any labels from the outside of the bottle and clean the inside of the bottle well. Attach finger lights or bullet lights to mylar strands (I tied mine onto the garland and the ribbon). Turn on the lights and fill the bottle loosely with the pom pom material or other mylar-like material. Put the lid on the bottle or container. Turn down the room lights or offer this target in a darkened room for best results.
Pictured below, a red mylar-like garland with red finger lights tied onto the garland. The container used was originally a large, spice bottle.
Pictured below, red mylar-like curled bows with red bullet hanging down from the lid. The large, square shaped container was originally filled with raw cashews.
The labels for both bottles have been cleaned off with Goof Off Pro Strength Remover.
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