Here are a few activities going on in my therapy room:
Last week we targeted /st/ blends. Talking about Christmas stockings is a natural. I hid objects beginning with /st/ in a stocking (It's a perfect "feely" bag.) Included were a tiny stocking, a mini book (storybook), a stick, a stamp, a sticker, a star, a stop sign, a stone and a guy named Steve!
Articulation Cards and Activities for ST- with min pairs.)
Then we made glittered stockings. While we decorated them. We talked about what we might like in our stocking. This was a great opportunity for category work (candy, toys, games, stuffed animals, etc)
I created this freebie for you, so you can try it too! Click the pictures to go to Speech Sprouts on TpT and download. You can also use it for describing and phonological awareness sorting as well as Christmas vocabulary. I hope you enjoy it!
Here are some some hints to manage working with glitter: Use a cookie sheet to contain it. Before opening the glitter, take a dryer sheet and wipe down all surfaces that the glitter will contact- cookie sheet, table, maybe even the chairs. This will keep down the static electricity and the mess! I usually make a paper funnel when finished to get the leftover glitter back in the container.
When dry, we stapled another stocking on the back to create a pocket. Then we slipped in pictures of /st/ words. "There's a stamp in my stocking, there's a stop sign in my stocking."
My kids are so proud to take art projects home and tell their parents about it- it really encourages home practice.
I would love to hear what you do in your therapy room for the holidays!
In the meantime, a girl can still dream about a white Christmas!
|Snow in Texas 2010!|