Need more DIY ideas that can work on a variety of speech and language goals?
We are busy, we have large caseloads, we don’t have time to plan for each session of each day. I get it. I am with ya! I like to take one game, activity, craft, or book and try to use it with as many groups as I can a day. This helps me just grab and go and get through my crazy busy days. When I find a DIY idea that can be used with multiple groups and is still fun and functional, I am going to share it with you!
Just grab a file folder! You can write on one side or even have your students write on one side. You can laminate this file folder to make it useable with dry erase markers so you can easily reuse it over and over all day and every year.
You can work on vocabulary, syntax, sentence production, WH questions, social skills, following directions, and so much more!
Do you have to use a snowman?
NOPE! But that was all I could draw! HA! Sad, but so true. I wanted to quickly give my students a visual so that they could give their peers directions on how to draw it on the other side of the file folder (if you laminated it) or they can even just draw it on a piece of paper!
How to play/implement?
One student can give the directions to another student OR you can give the directions for the student to follow OR a student can draw their own picture to have another student copy it! So many options based on the needs of your student(s).
How can you easily modify it?
You can easily just add sentence strips or carrier phrases or word banks for your students right on the file folder. As you can see, I wanted my students to work on complete utterances and part/whole relationships. I also wanted them to be able to give their peers detailed instructions so I made the image and they each got to use my sentence strip to give each other directions. It is more fun when they give the directions vs. when it comes from you!
Why a file folder?
It makes an easy barrier game! Use what you have! We all tend to have file folders since we need them for student files! Why not use the extra (I hope you have a few extra!).
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What would you draw on these file folders? What goals can you address? What sentence strips or prompts could you easily just write right on the file folder? Let me know your ideas! Comment below!
Check out my video from SLP Blogger Live on this topic!