Love it & List it: Holiday Activities

dec linky party

Jenna at Speech Room News is hosting another Love it & List it Linky Party. This month’s theme is Favorite Holiday Activities. I love incorporating holiday themed activities into my therapy plans this month. It helps energize my students and myself when we are all looking forward to the Winter Break. Here are a few of my favorite activities:

1. Grab -n- Gab Tell the Elf (Elf and App)

elf talk elf app

I found this on clearance at the end of last Christmas season. The Grab -n- Gab Elf ask questions and records your answers. Your answers are played back in an elf voice. After all of the questions have been answered, the Elf creates a mad lib story incorporating your answers and voice into the story. My students loved hearing their voices and we had lots of laughs with how the answers were used in the story. Grab -n- Gab also has an app on iTunes. It is nice to have when you have a few minutes left in a season. This game and app can be used within an articulation, language, and fluency session. It is a lot of fun. Look for it in the Christmas clearance aisles.

2. Speech Room News Christmas activities

christmas pragmatics 12 days of

I use lots of different products from Teachers Pay Teachers during the holidays. This year I used two products successfully in therapy that were created by Jenna at Speech Room News. The first was 12 Days of Articulation. I loved seeing the combinations my students developed from their target word list. The other product I loved using from SRN is her Social Language Packet. It includes Nice and Naughty List responses to gifts, social stories for gift getting and giving, and Christmas social scenarios. They were great practice for my socially challenged students so that they understand what to say and do during the holidays.

3. Winter Land app

winter land

I can’t wait to play this app every year with my students. This app is similar to Candy Land but is so interactive. I use this app in my sessions to encourage social language, conversational articulation practice, and conversational fluency practice. Check out the link on iTunes.

4. Summarize It! Task Cards by Rachel Lynette

summarize it

These task cards worked great in my therapy room. I had the students underline the important details on the laminated cards and then we developed a 12 word or less summary. I learned new facts about Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa as well. Check out the link. I also used Would you rather…Christmas also from Rachel. Here is the link for this product as well.

I would like to wish all of the SLP bloggers, my followers, and readers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I have been very blessed this year and am looking forward to 2014 with the new adventures that are in store.

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