I was cleaning up this past weekend and was throwing out tons of old shoe boxes. I stopped myself and grabbed one. I brought it to work thinking, “there MUST be something I can use this for!” So I grabbed some construction paper, a scissor, and markers, and I had a mystery box!
I turned the box on it's side, I felt it was easier to cut a hole from the opening. Then I taped it shut and covered it in construction paper. I had some students that came to speech a little earlier then the rest of their group, keep busy by decorating the box with question marks!
I grabbed a few trinkets around my therapy room to throw into the box. I wanted to find obvious items and some more difficult to guess. Some items I used included: a toy car, a stress ball, an eraser, a crayon, and magnetic letter.
I used this box to work on describing using adjectives and inferences. I knew this would be difficult for some, so I created a file folder as a guide board to provide models and prompting.
On one side, I made a sequencing strip. Students were to follow this schedule to know how to play this game. I made two versions for the different levels that I have.