Build Semantic Skills with Food

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K - 3rd
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  1. Finally a comprehensive bundle that targets food, home, and sports vocabulary. This bundle builds semantic skills by providing differentiated activities targeting a wide range of receptive and expressive activities. It is very versatile and can grow with your students. It can be used for children
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Being able to talk about food is essential for children with language disorders. Use related vocabulary to build semantic skills with these file folder activities, task cards, and board games. These different activities work great one-on-one, in small groups, and would be an excellent addition to special education classrooms.

Depending on your students and their needs, Food Vocabulary is designed for kindergarten through second grade. The activities are differentiated with the file folder activities being the easiest and the boardgames cards being the most difficult.

Food Vocabulary works on a wide range of receptive and expressive activities. It is very versatile and can grow with your students. It focuses on categorization skills, associations, functions, similarities and differences, and describing with this group of activities.

Potential Goals:

  1. Increase food vocabulary knowledge and use.
  2. Increase the ability to categorize food in different ways.
  3. Increase the ability to group food and related objects by what is related (associations).
  4. Increase the ability to explain why two foods are associated.
  5. Increase the ability to explain how you eat different food.
  6. Increase the ability to name food in a category.
  7. Increase the ability to describe different food.
  8. Increase the ability to compare and contrast different foods.

Here's what you'll get: There are three main activities included - file folder activities, task cards, and board games with cards. The PDF file was designed to help reduce prep, and the board games cards are color-coded for ease of organization. Additional extension activities are also included to help further extend these activities.

  • Dinner v. Breakfast File Folder Sorting Activity
  • Sort by Category File Folder Activity
  • Food Associations File Folder Activity
  • What Does Not Belong task cards
  • Name the Group task cards
  • Boardgames (2) with activity cards. There are two versions - one with full color and one with less color.

The boardgames cards include activities to work on associations, describing, naming objects in the home, where we find home objects, what does not belong, talk about parts of home equipment, as well as similarities and differences. Each skill has two sets of cards. One has a visual of the object, and the other set of cards does not have a picture. Exception: "Name three" only one set of cards without pictures.

If you are interested in more vocabulary and semantic skills, please see Vocabulary and Semantic Skills. There you will save 20% on the three different sets.

What SLPs and teachers like you are saying:

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I love the amount of ideas you have jam-packed into this resource! Thank you!" - buyer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Great product, easy to recognise pictures and perfect for teaching little ones semantic skills." - Buyer

Thanks so much for checking these activities out. If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact me. - Collette from The Speech Meadow

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