June 2022: "Picnic Party" Picnic Theme
TPT Seller of the Month
Picnic Communication Board + Picnic Scene
*Grab yourself a set of these dry erase boards by clicking the image above!*
Learning Resources Sorting Surprise Picnic Baskets
These picnic baskets, filled with related picnic-themed mini toys, are a great material for the SLP who travels to multiple rooms throughout the day. You can simply use the baskets on their own as a guessing game for individual or small group lessons -- using target sentences like "I think..." or "open the (color) basket." Do you teach group lessons in PreK or primary grades? Using a smart board, put up a picnic scene (similar to the one provided in this month's cube) and pictures that correspond to the toys. When one picnic basket is open, the students can take turns moving the matching item to the picnic blanket. During this lesson, target a variety of skills including:
- Formulating sentences by using the core/fringe vocabulary on the back of the picnic scene.
- Following direction/basic concepts: "put the cheese on the circle plate"
- Categorizing: Separate items into their corresponding category or add more to a target category.
Pete the Cat: Big Lunch Card Game
Making a Fruit Salad Sequencing Set
This month's @thesparkinnovations Sequencing Cards set is focused on "Making a Fruit Salad" and fits perfectly with our picnic party theme! Pair these with making a real life fruit salad, or a pretend one with play food, for hands on sequencing!
I love to use these sequencing card sets as a warm up for my sessions. They "spark" (get it?) lots of conversation between you and your students! I also frequently use them during my assessments to gather informal narrative language data.
Advocacy Strategies Visual
This month's visual strategy bookmark provides students visuals for advocating for themselves, and active listening in the classroom. Use the QR code included to download more copies of this bookmark - give one to each student and even teachers!
Picnic Basket SLP Sticker
What's in your SLP picnic basket? Love this cute sticker to jazz up your planner, water bottle, or laptop case! My basket would definitely include coffee, water, flare pens, and a Speech Cube - what else do you need?!
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Check out our May 2022 space-themed speech therapy box & ideas!