Doodle Buddy is one of my most used apps for drawing and writing. Kids like to choose their writing tool color but typically they use a white background. How can we adapt this for Bystanders? First, use a black background and a neon type color (yellow, orange, pink) to provide a good contrast. Then, make your pen size thicker. You would be surprised what a difference this makes.
You can choose from the list of stickers to draw or write. Most come with a sound. Why not use the fire sticker to write a letter F? Can't you just hear the crackle? No, really you can. Giggle along with the smiley face sticker to make an S. Hear the ball bouncing as you execute a B.
Here are a few more thoughts on intensifying sensory input:
- Use two fingers to draw to increase the touch feedback.
- Choose the glitter tool to write...visually engaging, but no mess!
- Pick an interesting background as your "paper".