Students who use AAC or have very limited speech practice using core vocabulary while taking an imaginary nature walk with a large game board.
A 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.
A communication board with the 32 core words most likely to be used in the game is also included.
There is 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.
There are 3 pages of core word cards for students to use in the writing activity as an alternative pencil.
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.
Two smaller core word boards (12 & 20) are provided to use on the walks for students for whom the 32 location board is too big/much.
After the walk, have students show/share one item from their bag.
There is also a describing communication board to use if needed.
You might also want to try Activities and Games for a Year of Core