Wait? What!? Sensory bins with older speech students? YES!
They see you using them. They see your sensory bins on the shelf or closet. They might have seen you clean them up after your previous group. Why can't they do something fun like that? Well..you can! Why stop them?! (Disclaimer: This post contains Amazon affiliate links).
I found these plastic bones on Amazon. I knew they would be perfect!
I just grabbed a thin point permanent marker and wrote my targets on them.
I hid the bones in my sensory bin filled with kinetic sand. I just love kinetic sand. (And I love purple so I had to get purple sand).
I made quick sorting visuals using index cards so that when students pick a bone with a multiple meaning word, they can express definitions and/or use in sentences that use the noun form and the verb form. I love using the noun/verb strategy to teach multiple meaning words!
What other goals can be address?
You can write so many things on those bones! You can write tier 2 vocabulary words, curriculum vocabulary, words to describe with the EET, and so much more!
Want the supplies to make this yourself? Use the links below!
Want another multiple meaning word activity? Click HERE to check it out!
Want a word list you can use for any sorting activity?