Want an interactive activity that can be used to work on ANY speech goal?!
What am I talking about?! You know the concept “Escape the Room?” A company called, BreakoutEDU came out with an educational version of this idea where students can work together to complete a task. I wanted come up with my own version of this idea that would work best with a speech group since we only have them for 30 minutes. I also wanted to use it to work on a variety of goals. So, I bought all of these goodies from Amazon (affiliate links are provided at the bottom of this post!)
I decided NOT to use the spy paper or the black light pens for this activity. I will use them for another one! I decided to use the 4 word combination locks and 2 number combination locks. To set up this activity, I set the combinations of the 6 locks to what I wanted it to be. It was really easy to follow directions given with the locks to change it.
I decided to put stickers on the combinations so I could make a cheat sheet of the combinations I made! Hey, we need the help!
Ok, so you can maybe tell, I used this activity to work on multiple meaning words. But you can easily use this activity to work on articulation, any vocabulary words, nouns/verbs, ANYTHING! Ok, so we set up the combinations, now time to prep the box! I put some prizes at the bottom of the box.
Then, closed the box and prepped to put the locks on! First, I put the splitter piece on.
And put the locks on..
Ok, so you are probably asking, how will the students know the combinations. Well, you have to give them hints. You can make them unscramble, give clues, or you can use this activity I am providing for you FREE! I made 2 sets of four cards for the number locks. These cards are multiple choice. The number next to the answer is the combination! The trick?! They don’t know which of the two locks goes with each set! They have to work together to figure it out!
Once those two locks are off, they can work together to figure out the words that will fill in the two blanks on each card….that is the combination of the locks that have letters on it.
Again, they don’t know which word goes with which lock so they have to work together! Which is a tough skill for many of my students!
They loved this activity so much. I cannot wait to set up another version for them with new words and a new goal! I hope you can use this idea with your students! Your older ones will just love it and you will love how hands on it is!! It is so incredibly motivating!
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