I have created a compilation of blindfold sensory games and activities. I’m always looking to add new ones, so get in touch if you’d like to add to my collection. You don’t need anything fancy to use as a blindfold when doing these activities. Want to get started? Find a sleep mask, scarf, tea towel, towel or rolled up t-shirt, bandana or jumper and you’re good to go! So keep your little lambs in the dark, just remember no peeping allowed! Don’t let light creep through under their blindfolds. Make sure the blindfold is so snug and firm that they can’t see their hands and feet, or at least build up to that depending on their age. You ideally want to make it so that you could hold a big teddy bear in front of their face without them knowing that it is there.
- All of the activities on this list require supervision. A responsible adult (ie teacher, therapist or parent) should always be present to ensure participants can be guided when necessary.
- Make sure an adult is on hand to tie the blindfold to ensure it’s not too tight or loose. The blindfold should be firmly secured so that it is snug and completely block the person’s vision, ensuring the blindman is completely blind and unable to peep.
- If you’re feeling scared or unsure about participating in blindfold activities, make sure you discuss this with a carer, therapist or parent beforehand.
- With blindfold games, you need to be careful to avoid inappropriate touching, as players can’t see. This is why adult supervision is necessary.
Please feel free email in any suggestions or variations ideas for the games listed here, there are more games in the blog section.
Just be sure to check out http://tllbgw.tripod.com/ an even larger internet archive of blindfold games.