It is that time again…how do you use it?!
This month: brown paper bags! I buy a pack cheap at any supermarket or Target and they usually last me the entire school year.
One of my favorite ways of using these are for creating “paper bag books.” You can see my previous post when I described how I made them by clicking HERE!
Another favorite way of using paper bags are for sorting activities. Just grab some bags, write on the outside and take sorting pictures! I have used them with fishing activities by Super Duper Inc. as well! See below, we fished for common objects then sorted by category. I even wrote a sentence strip on each bag to promote expanded utterance length!
Another way to use paper bags are for eliciting stories. Throw pictures of random objects or small objects themselves into the bags. Then, students can take turns picking out a picture/object and telling a story with a beginning, middle, and end using that object. Want to make it more challenging? You can have them incorporate articulation targets, learned prepositions/curriculum vocabulary/question words/pronouns/any other target you are currently working on!
Stay tuned to next month!
Wondering how other SLPs/bloggers use brown paper bags?! See below – they linked in!