You need a quick idea for speech therapy? Have fun decks? I have ideas for you!
I have a whole collection of fun decks from Super Duper and I never know what to do with them to make them more interactive and fun. Yes, many of them can be used as memory matching games and just paired with a board game…but I love to find even more interactive ways to use them. But, if you know me…I don't want a ton of prep! I will share with you some quick ideas you can use when you need a quick therapy idea in a pinch (or just want to use your fun decks). Don't have fun decks? You can use many of these ideas with any task card found on Teachers Pay Teachers!
Color the Evidence
All you need is a cheap (Dollar store) mini photo album (4×6). If you put the fun decks in a page, you can use dry erase markers on them! You can have students complete the cloze sentences or in this case above, locate the evidence to answer the questions! I quickly made a key for my students to follow so that each WH form had a different color. They had to answer the questions and then locate HOW they knew the answer in the passage! Hands on, fun, and different than usual! Want more ways of working on expressing evidence in speech?! CLICK HERE!
Wind Up Fun
All you need to do is take any fun deck and lay them around your therapy table (or floor if needed). Students can take turns using wind up toys to see where they land. Will they land on a card? If it does…they have to complete the task or answer the question of the card selected. You can even have them “earn” the cards they land on and whoever collects the most cards at the end is the winner. Want more ways to use wind up toys in speech? CLICK HERE!
If you have a sequencing deck..you can easily make boxes to place the cards in using dry erase markers right on your therapy table. You can even have them write the stories underneath it! Want more ideas for working on sequencing in speech? CLICK HERE!
If you have puppets (any kind…can even make your own using brown paper bags)…you can have students pick up the cards using the puppets to change things up!
Once they pick up the card…they can complete the task or answer the question. Any way to make activities hands on and different than usual!
As you can see…it doesn't need to require a ton of prep to be fun and functional! Use what you have and make speech interactive, hands on, and engaging! Your students will love these new activities and be motivated to work on those tricky skills!