But every once in a while - especially around holidays - I like to change therapy up a bit and try some crafty projects. They definitely have to be easy, low prep, and low mess!
Today, I would like to share with you four super easy craft ideas that you could adapt to almost any speech or language goal.
I made this by cutting green construction paper into a quick triangle and gluing it on a black background.
For this particular student with language goals, we were working on requesting and following directions. So the student had to use an appropriate question (ex: "Can I have the red marker?"), and also had to follow directions (ex: "Put the yellow star at the top of the tree.")
Next up is this candy cane craft. I quickly drew a rough candy cane shape on red construction paper, then had the student cut it out. As the student was working on that, I cut small strips of the white paper for our stimulus words.
For this particular student working on articulation, we brainstormed words that started with S blends. I wrote them on the white strips, and then we practiced saying each word and glued it to our candy cane. This would also be easy to adapt to irregular verbs/plurals, articulation at the phrase or sentence level, pronouns, items in categories, describing, and so much more!
This student has been working on the EET and describing, so I had her come up with a description for a stocking, which we wrote directly on the page. Again, this would be easily adaptable to articulation, following directions, grammar, categories, or sequencing goals! You could also write target sentences (ex: "Santa lives at the North Pole") to practice certain fluency enhancing strategies, as well.
Finally, with our constuction paper scraps, we made a quick and easy paper chain. I cut the leftover paper into strips, and we glued interlocking circles together.
This student was working on S- blends, but would also be great for working on vocabulary and expanding utterances, or using complete sentences. Again, you could adapt it for almost any goal! And bonus - it helps clean up some of the mess from the other crafts. :)
Tell me, what goals would you target with these crafts?
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