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Have fun written in Braille

Market Shopping

15 min2 participants

Increase vocabulary and organize letters to create and write words. Encourage creation of personal memory skills.

Let's play!

  1. Player 1: Pick a letter

  2. Player 1:Place it at or near the top left corner of the shared baseplate 

  3. Player 1: Think of a word of something to buy at the market starting with this letter. Find the letters you need and complete the rest of the word.

  4. Player 1: Say the whole sentence “I went to the market and bought …(say your word)”

  5. Player 2: Repeat actions 1 thru 3

  6. Player 2: Say the whole sentence “I went to the market and bought …(repeat market items previously named and add your new purchase)”

How to prepare

  • 2 base plates

  • All the letter bricks

Prepare one of the base plates alphabetically for ease in writing words.

Facilitation tips

  • Suggest “How can you remember all the words without reading them?”

  • Propose “Tell a story using all the new words”

  • Encourage collaborative help between players.

Possible variations

  • Propose a specific topic for new words (fruits, school items, kitchen objects)

  • All words must start with the same letter

  • Don’t complete the words on the base plate

Download & print

  • Download in .docx
  • Share via email

Children will develop these holistic skills

cognitive skills

  • Discover the function of the written word: Participate in the writing of certain words

creative skills

  • Write as a leisure activity

emotional skills

  • Develop vocabulary and understanding in reading

social skills

  • Articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions

physical skills

  • Improve listening comprehension skills: Understand vocabulary

Did you know?

  • Despite literacy being serious business, it can be learned in playful ways.

  • When concepts are new or very complex to young children, high-quality instruction is especially important for their learning.

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