Through Grandpa’s Eyes

by Patricia MacLachlan

Readability grade 3, read aloud grade 1

This story is about the bond that develops between John and his blind grandfather. John has learned to see through his grandpa’s eyes, using his imagination and his memory of sights, sounds, smells and textures. Patricia MacLahalan has been successful in writing a comforting book with a message that readers of all ages can understand.

Using all your senses but sight:

  1. Teacher develop centres based on senses:
    • hearing (tapes of sounds)
    • tasting (variety of strong tasting foods)
    • smelling (variety of strong smelling foods)
    • touching (variety of objects)
  2. Students progress through each station while wearing blind folds and try to guess what they are hearing, tasting, smelling, or touching.