Do your students love McDonald's? Have you ever grabbed their fries containers and want fun ways to use them?
All you need to do is take yellow pieces of construction paper, and a marker and you can create TONS of activities. I like to even have my students write on the fries so there really is no prep and the creating of the content is part of the activity!
For example, I had my students write on the fries “I like _____” and “I don't like _____” and they had to complete the close sentence with different foods. Then, they put the fries into the container.
They took turns pulling out 2 fries. They had to determine if they could combine the sentences using “and” or “but.” I even make “ketchup” out of construction paper and they used it to combine.
We also discussed how we could make the sentences even shorter! “Do you need to say ‘I like' twice?”
When do you use “and” and “but” was discussed and practiced.
This activity also allowed for tons of social interaction because we were discussing favorite foods! Students really enjoyed describing foods and why they like and don't like foods. They got a kick out of how many like pizza and how the dislike lists were mainly vegetables.
What else can you do with the fries? If you have an EET kit, you can use the stickers!
My students had fun taking turns picking fries and using them to describe. We described fries, various objects around my speech room, curriculum vocabulary, and even seasonal vocabulary using my Cariboo Describing Pack!
You can also do TONS of sorting activities! Sort by category, sort by placement of articulation sound, sort by WH questions, and even sort nouns and verb meanings of multiple meaning words.
I like to use Post It notes so I can easily just make a label for the fries and can remove and use again. Learn more about all of these ideas by watching my You Tube video below from my SLP Blogger Live Periscope!