I have a quick and easy activity that you can use in therapy or as a center. Print, laminate (optional) and cut the Christmas/winter themed cards and have kiddos sort them on the included mat. The groupings cover ten regular -er and -est words.
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Only a couple more weeks before Christmas break! Whew! It's a hard time of year, but I know you can do it! Here is a cute open-ended gingerbread-themed freebie that I think your kids will love. It's make to be played with real Christmas candy, but I've also included "pretend" candy in case you aren't allowed to have it at your school. Check it!
Read more and find out how to grab it on my blog HERE. P.S. I've also got a Holiday freebie linky party going on at the same time! So you'll be able to check out tons more freebies while you're there. :)
Today's FREEBIE Friday is a fun simple packet of articulation worksheets you can use for some quick articulation therapy. As the weeks and days get closer to Christmas break, I know how excitable AND distracted our students can be. This is a simple fun way to "decorate" to enjoy the Christmas fun while targeting articulation goals. This packet contains 20 pages of articulation fun! One page designated for initial and final word positions for /B, P, T, D, K, G, F, V, S, Z/. Working on any of these sounds? Then download this FREEBIE today!!!
Here are some ideas on how to use this packet. After your student correctly produces the target word in whatever complexity level you are targeting (word, phrase, sentences, etc.) your students can do one of the following:
color the Christmas ball with crayons or markers
paste a pompom on the Christmas ball
decorate the Christmas ball with glitter or glitter pens
decorate the Christmas ball with puffy paint pens
use dot markers to color each Christmas ball
Place Christmas stickers over each Christmas ball
Roll a dice to determine the number of times to say the word or the number of target words to practice in one sentence
Send home worksheets for homework practice
These are just a few ideas of how to use this simple activity. I'm sure you can come up with many more creative ways to modify this activity to motivate your students.
After the popularity of my "Get to Know Me" game mat, I was inspired to create another specifc to the holiday season. This game mat has open ended Christmas themed questions and can be used for fluency or with a blank Jenga game as an icebreaker for any students.
Using four markers--red, green, blue and red-- draw a smiley face or star on each block. The "color" of the block will be concealed when they are in tower formtion. Each time a player pulls a block from a Jenga or Jumbling tower, they place it on the appropriate rectangle on the game mat which gives them an open ended question to read and answer. Enjoy the holiday season and click here for the link!
With only a few weeks to go in the semester I've decided to get a little more festive! Here is an articulation practice game that can be used with ANY sound that you are addressing so it is great for groups!
Simply print the cards (in color or black and white), shuffle, and place on the table. The child draws a card and states if the word they see has their sound(s) in it. If so, they say the word again or create a phrase/sentence for the word. Play continues and the child with the most cards is the winner.
With Thanksgiving behind you, planning starts straight away for Winter and Christmas themed activities in the Speech Room.
These token board are a quick and easy activity to ease you back in after your break. Use them with any set of photo cards for language or articulation practice.
If you have magnetic wands and chips then they work great together but otherwise you can use regular chips or even stickers to cover the ten spaces on each board.
You can read more about them on my blog by clicking here. You will also find the link there to download them for free.
(There are 3 boards in this freebie packet but here is another little hint. Take a good look around my TPT store while you are there because there are 3 other Christmas and winter themed freebies for you to grab in my store!)
Can you believe we are getting ready for December and the holidays already?! I can't! But I've got a cute new freebie to help get us in the mood…
These fun lollipop cards feature the singular form of a noun, and students will need to produce the plural form to fill in the blank and make the sentence complete! The download also includes blank cards to customize and a student worksheet!
Happy (3 days until) Thanksgiving!! Are you working this week or are you enjoying some relaxing time with your family? This is the first time in 5 years that I don't have the week off so I am still on the hunt for Thanksgiving activities. I shared this activity on my blog and thought some of you may be working this week and need a fun little activity to help with your lesson planning.
This activity packet was designed to go with the book 10 Fat Turkeys by Tony Johnston. The activity packet includes turkey visuals to use with the story and an emergent reader/ counting coloring book for the kids to create!
My kiddos had a great time with this activity last week! You can download this activity here!
Today I premiered a freebie on body language. I used this item as a transitional activity from a game of charades to a more realistic functional reason for body language. It is short and simply and I hope you enjoy! Grab the freebie from today's blog post on my blog.