Live Speak Love, LLC

Lisa M. Geary, MS CCC-SLP lisa@livespeaklove.com

Witches, Spiders and Treats October 16, 2012

Filed under: Thoughts and Inspirations — livespeaklove @ 1:26 am

I’m so happy people are really liking the Halloween activities I previously posted! It’s such a fun time of year, and using seasonal activities is a great way to target skills while keeping children motivated. Because of the wonderful response I’ve received so far, I decided to post a few more little treasures for your Halloween stash. Trick or Treat!

This vocabulary tool can be used for a variety of activities and grade levels. Have students name two synonyms for each word given, and write the synonyms on the candy corn for a clever visual respresentation of a richer vocabulary. Display candy corn cards at writing centers or on a bulletin board to help students avoid using the same simple words over and over in their writing or discussions. Or, use this activity to target expressive and receptive language skills in your speech therapy activities. The¬†activity can really be tailored to meet the needs of many students, and can even be used as flashcards for peer partner work or as a “May Do” activity:

Another great activity for your speech room or classroom..the Witch’s Brew! What will your students put into the cauldron for the Witch’s Brew? How about three kinds of reptiles? Five things that go “crunch?” Target categorical skills using this creepy, fun activity that will motivate your students to generate categorical items after they choose their Witch’s Brew card. Extension activities can be added for differentiation — adding descriptive words to their categorical objects, sentence formulation/expressive language trials, answering wh questions for comprehension tasks, etc. Use these stimulus cards paired with any game board, or use in a whole class activity as you role play creating a disgusting, vocabulary-rich Witch’s Brew with your little goblins!

And one last activity for you today…Spooky Spider’s /s/ Clusters! These Halloween-themed /s/ cluster stimulus cards are perfect for your speech therapy activties targeting /s/ in consonant clusters in the initial, medial and final word positions. Use in literacy centers, file folder games, independent and small group activities, and intervention groups targeting these tricky words/sounds. Print out a double set to make a matching game, use as stimulus cards during board games or at literacy centers…lots of ways to use this printable resource!

Enjoy these resources, and keep on letting me know if you are finding these activities to be useful. I also would love feedback on resources that you would like to see in the future. Thanks! ~Lisa, LiveSpeakLove

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One Response to “Witches, Spiders and Treats”

  1. Nicole Says:

    What a cute activity! I’m your newest follower :) Thanks for sharing!


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