We bought some beach buckets for the students at the local party store and some summer themed stickers from Target and practiced naming summer items, and using verbs in full sentences as we decorated the buckets for a fun take home summer themed gift.
Other craft activities this week were:
1) Beach sticker scenes
2) Tropical themed visors.
3) Letter and number identification beach themed coloring sheets.
Oriental Trading if you want to buy the visors for yourself. The visors are turning out super cute and we are getting some fun laughs from the parents when we bring out our summertime students at the end of their speech sessions.
We completed upper to lowercase letter matching, put puzzle pieces in the correct places, counted shells on a picture, and looked for differences in beach pictures right at the speech therapy room door.
We played in the "sand" (shredded brown paper). We asked the students to dig for ocean themed objects or cards that had their targeted speech sounds on them with a shovel and to put them in a beach bucket once found.
We have a lot of kiddos working on the "s" sound right now and this is working out great for beach week: sand, sunglasses, towels, swimsuit, shells, fins, sea, surf, waves, swim, sun, sun screen, starfish, and summer.