Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Speech Card Set Activity: Speech for Beads
Grab a muffin tin or empty egg carton. Gather enough pipe cleaners or pieces of yarn for everyone in your group and a bunch of craft beads. Download a card set (free cards, premium sets), print, and cut out the pictures. Drop one picture and a few beads in the bottom of each cup in the muffin tin/egg carton.
In order to choose a bead from the cup, the child must say the speech word at the assigned level (word, x3, phrase, sentence, etc.). The children take turns saying the words and choosing beads to string onto their bracelet/keychain/etc. After you get through all 12 words once or twice, put new pictures in the bottom of the tin. At the end of the therapy session, they get to take their creation with them.
The muffin tin could be filled with pom-poms that are to be glued onto paper. Alternately, the game could be to add things (pom-poms, beads, counting bears, squinkies) into the tins using tweezers until the pictures are "hidden". Children will enjoy just about any variation on this theme. Cheerios or froot loops are always popular as well with the youngest children.