Demonstrate basic shapes by forming Wikki Stix
into squares, circles, rectangles and more.
Create geography maps by using Wikki Stix to outline countries,
states, regions. Use them also to represent rivers, streams
and lakes. Also ideal for latitude and longitude lines.
Pre-Braille Readiness Activities
To help mainstream kids in art, outline designs with Wikki Stix so children can color inside the tactile lines. And from Nan Carson of Houston, TX: “My students make their own greeting cards by writing letters in print and Braille for the inside of the card. On the outside we use Wikki Stix to form a picture or design (Christmas tree, heart, etc.) and then they color inside the pattern.
For O & M
Wikki Stix are ideal to demonstrate intersections, malls, city blocks, etc. Also, they can be pressed onto the wall to assist with trailing techniques. (Wikki Stix peel right off the wall with no damage to the surface.)
Suggested by Karin Hirschkatz, C.O.M.S., Dayton, OH: “I use Wikki Stix for making a model of the shape of a room/table/tree (too tall to feel, too tall to see) for my students.”
From Kathe Selby of South Eastern Special Education, St. Marie, IL:
“One of my blind students uses Wikki Stix in art class with sighted peers. He ‘draws’ with Wikki Stix, then traces them to make his own pictures.”
“One deaf-blind preschool student built his own 3-D spider, and used it to act out the song ‘Eensy-weensy Spider.'”