The holidays always offer such fun and creative crafts for my little friends! This month we finished up with some fall-themed activities and then the turkey themed activities were in full swing!
I did this adorable squirrel craft with many of pre-school students. Crafts are a great way of targeting a diverse amount of goals, especially when paired with a core vocab/topic board to increase that spontaneous speech. My little ones chose different colors and posted pictures of articulation words or language targets (i.e. verbs, nouns in various categories, etc.) I paired this activity with the sneaky snacky squirrel game and the sessions were a big hit! This particular activity came from Speech Musings TPT store found here.
After the first week of November, we moved right into Turkey themed EVERYTHING!
Prepositions and Following Directions:
A lot of the children I work with are working on prepositions as well as following directions. I love using these turkey themed preposition cards on a game of Cariboo. I target prepositions both receptively (i.e. Find the turkey that is on top of the pumpkin) as well as expressively (i.e. where is the turkey?).
I also found this following-directions worksheet that I’ve laminated and cut the turkeys out. I have the children follow directions placing the turkey in various places.
Finally, I broke out my old Turkey beanie baby from when beanie babies were all the rage and have children follow directions containing prepositions (i.e. put the turkey under the table).
I found this great turkey activity on TPT and absolutely love it for categorization. I’ve laminated all of the turkeys and the feathers so that they last longer and can be used multiple times. There are 6 different categories and it is a nice way of keeping with the thanksgiving theme while still working on categorization.
For articulation activities this month, I had children create turkeys with their key words on each feather. We also completed a “My plate is full of ____” activity in which we put target pictures on a “Thanksgiving Plate.” This freebie can be found from The Dabbling Speechie.
After a wonderful Thanksgiving with family, it’s time to start planning some winter holiday themed activities! It’s the most wonderful time of the year!