Valentine's Day Activity
Valentine’s day is all about friendship, love, and fun!
I have 2 free activities here:
- Teletherapy - guessing game
- Printable activity
Keep scrolling to grab both free activities!
Speech Therapy Vocabulary Guessing Game!
I created a fun "guessing game" that runs through different components of a vocabulary word (function, category, description) etc. It is no-print and uses Google Slides.
To Use Materials:
You can use these materials in either “edit mode” or “presentation mode.”
- Press present and then click a slide for a clue to “appear.”
- Click again for another clue, etc…
- Once all clues have appeared, click again and the bag will disappear (object will appear)
- Read through all the clues.
- click on the bag and move it to the side to reveal the picture
Speech Therapy Valentine's Day Activity: No Hands
To celebrate this fun holiday, I created an easy-to-use, low prep activity. You can use this activity any which way you want to; however, I will explain my favorite “game” to play with any child. It is adaptable to target any speech or language skill.
How To Play:
- Print and cut out the valentine card and decorations
- Give a blank card to each student
- Place the decorations on the table but out of reach
- Each student gets a turn to choose a decoration to glue on their card; HOWEVER, no one can point to the desired pictures (hence the “no hands” name).
- Instead, each person has to describe which picture he/she wants using some attribute such as color, size, pattern, shape, category, or function.
Skills To Target:
Again, you can target any skill; however, below are some of my favorites.
- Grammar (verb tense, pronouns)
- Use of complete sentences/complex sentences
- Length of utterance
- Descriptive vocabulary (size, color, shape)
* For Sorting: Organize the decorations by attribute before starting the game. This is a great idea if your students need a lot of cues or are still in the direct teaching phase of learning. Some ideas for categories are:
How To Cue:
Cueing during this game is the most crucial part! Use the pictures as the visual prompts.
- If a child is having trouble describing a desired picture, use the pictures themselves as visual prompts. For example, if a student says “I want a heart,” lay out all the hearts.
- Then, verbally prompt for another category such as color or size.
- As the student adds another descriptive vocabulary word, take the pictures away until one is left.
- Then, the student repeats the whole phrase. For example, “I want the small, red heart.”
Easy and effective!
Following Directions: Preschool to Early Elementary
If your child or student needs to work on following directions, this is a great activity to work on just that!
Following directions requires a person to know vocabulary, have working memory skills, and adequate attention.
Below are some practice ideas for following directions while making a card. Make sure to pay attention to the type of "direction" words you are using and be aware of your child's vocabulary level as well as attention.
Sequential: This direction is multi-step and something has to be done first, second, etc..
- First, glue and on the heart and then the balloon.
Before/After: This is a temporal direction. Your child has to do something before or after he/she does something else. This is TRICKY!
- Before you glue on the candy, glue on a heart.
Spatial: Give a direction with a spatial aspect (under, over, above)
- Put the candy under the heart
Basic: Basic means one-step, simple directions. If your child is having trouble, start here!
- Give me the glue
- Glue on the kisses and hugs