AAC Activities for a Year of Core Words Nature Hike Game and Activities

Susan Berkowitz
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Designed to help you provide engaging activities for AAC core vocabulary implementation, this activity provides practice with early core words. Students who use AAC or have very limited speech practice using core vocabulary while taking an imaginary nature walk with a large game board.

Feel more confident teaching core words with this fun activity that students love!

You'll keep students engaged with an activity that can change everytime you play! Games keep students engaged and 'talkng' with each other.

✱ suggestion list of phrases and a list of the core words is provided, with ideas for where and when to use them in the game

Words featured are from the first 6 months of PrAACtical AAC's Year of Core Words.

✱ communication board with the 32 core words most likely to be used in the game

✱ additional game board for play: A Beach Walk.
a 3-page game board, 4 playing markers and 4 collect sheets.

✱ a page for drawing a picture and writing about it (with core words).

If students can’’t draw, cut out a copy of their favorite items from the nature walk and glue it to the picture/writing page.

a sentence strip activity with images from the collection sheets; so students can make "See what I have. I have the ___" sentences. (new 4-19)

✱ 3 pages of core word cards for students to use in the writing activity as an alternative pencil.

✱ 2 smaller core word boards (12 & 20); to use on the walks for students for whom the 32 location board is too much.

✱ a describing communication board to use if needed.

► For more contextualized practice, take your students for a walk. Model use of core words as you point things out, pick them up, collect them.

► After the walk, have students show/share one item from their bag. Then have them make the" I have __" sentences.

Assemble once, use forever.

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