Interactive Sensory Stories
These 16 interactive sensory stories are designed specifically for students who are blind or visually impaired but are appropriate for all students who are at a developmental level of 0-5 years of age. Each story is a short rhyming narrative with simple text and images that include interactive sensory elements. Each story has suggestions on materials to use, a copy of the passages, and activities to incorporate and supports ECC concepts, but you can tailor the activities and materials to align with each student's visual, physical and learning needs. The stories are created with PowerPoint and pages can be turned with a mouse click, using a touch screen or using a switch with a computer interface. The end of the book includes a step-by-step picture tutorial on how you can create your own interactive sensory stories!
An Interactive Sensory Story Direction book will be embedded in your receipt and can also be found on the Interactive Sensory Story Page. The total files of all the stories are too large to attach to your receipt. For that reason, once you make your purchase, you will have immediate access to the Interactive Sensory Story page. All interactive stories can be found and downloaded from this page. The download link is embeded in the title of each interactive story.
All subject to copyright laws. Thank you for not distributing other than to students on your caseload.
Must have Microsoft PowerPoint to use these interactive stories.
NOTE: If you have a Microsoft account, you can download the Microsoft PowerPoint app. Once installed, you can open each activity and it will work like an app and therefore can be used on an iOS device.
Access the Interactive Sensory Stories
- Bring the student to the sink and practice washing hands in soapy warm water. Alternatively, bring a pan of soapy water to the student to wash hands or wipe with a hand wipe.
- Have the student count to 20 or sing a song that lasts 20 seconds (e.g. happy birthday or other fun song).
- Provide the student with a tissue box. Encourage the student to obtain a tissue, place over his or her nose and blow nose or pretend to sneeze.
- Using a tape measure, show the distance to stay away from others. (This is not always possible with students who are medically fragile or need assistance throughout the day.) Go to different distances from the student and let them hear how your voice sounds different from different distances.
- Encourage the student to point to his or her mouth, nose and eyes without touching them.
- Present a house model (e.g. APH Setting the Stage kit). Encourage the student to reach out and obtain the house. Alternatively, present a pillow and show how it is good to rest.
- Present the student with a sanitary mask to explore and possibly wear.
- Provide the student with a squirt bottle filled with water and lemon essential oil and encourage the student to spray and wipe with a cloth.