Before You Start This Art Activity for Visually Impaired Children
Talk about concepts such as night and day (remembering that some visually impaired children will be able to tell night and day apart, while others visually cannot).
Link this art task with other night and day activities such as dividing daily activities such as washing hair, getting dressed, putting on pyjamas, sleeping, playing or brushing teeth into night and day categories.
Talk about animals and discuss or do other animal activities such as drawing pictures, feeling real animals or learning vocabulary about animals.
Discuss how some animals are awake at night (nocturnal) while others are awake during the day -- have children suggest why this might be, and how these animals might have different features depending on whether they are awake during the night or day.
Talk about activities these animals might do while they are awake at night or during the day -- hunting, sleeping, preparing nests, looking after young etc.
Read the story 'Zzzz-The Book of Sleep' and discuss the animals and their activities which are shown during the book.
For visually impaired students, ensure the book is given good coverage from an auditory point of view, and that pictures and colours are discussed.