Toys! Toys! Toys!
All children love this time of year when those colorful Christmas Toy Catalogs start arriving in the mail. Don't throw yours away, use them for lesson plans that your students will love!
This unit is designed to be used with any toy catalog mailer. It has activities to cover many speech therapy goals including articulation, comparing/contrasting, perspective, persuasion, language skills and concepts and attributes/functions.
Comparing & Contrasting Toys (Worksheet):
Students choose 2 toys from the toy catalog and complete a comparison/contrast Venn Diagram (for older students).
Toys With My Sound (Articulation Worksheet):
Students search through the catalog for toys that have their target sound.
Version 1: Students write the names of the toys onto the presents in the worksheet (for older students).
Version 2: Students draw pictures of toys with their sound (for younger students).
Use them for practice in speech therapy or at home.
Attribute & Function Toy Hunt Cards (36 cards):
Teacher draws a card and reads aloud and then students search the catalog for an example of a toy with that attribute or function. The cards can be used for a noncompetitive activity or the student who finds an example first gets to keep the card. The player at the end of the game session with the most cards wins.
*page 11 has blank tags for you to make your own attributes & functions if desired.
Giving a Great Gift (Worksheet):
Students practice perspective by picking good gifts from the catalog to give to each of the 12 people on the worksheets, taking into consideration age, gender and possible interests.
Santa, Please Bring a _____ For_____ ! (Worksheet):
Students practice perspective and answering WH-questions by asking Santa to please bring a specific gift (what) to a specific person (who) and also giving a reason for requesting that gift (why). Gifts ideas can be from the toy catalog or made up.
Santa, All I Want Is… (Worksheet):
Students pick a toy from the catalog and then practice their persuasive skills to convince Santa to bring it to them for Christmas. My own children are already experts at this!
Christmas Shopping Barrier Game:
Barrier games are great ways to practice many different speech goals, including following directions, fluency, articulation, and language concepts. In this barrier game, students arrange a Christmas shopping scene with shoppers, a shopping cart and gifts.
Speech Therapy Update Form:
I send one of these sheets home after every therapy session. It lets the parents know that I have seen their child that day and also shows what we worked on. There is an area to assign homework and an area for behavior of the student. Parents really appreciate these reports!
Bonus Worksheets for Attribute & Functions:
For your students who love worksheets, these are the same questions as the attributes & functions toy hunt cards but in a worksheet form.
PLEASE DOWNLOAD PREVIEW TO SEE MORE PICTURES OF THE ACTIVITIES INCLUDED IN THIS UNIT