Describe With Dough ALL Seasons: Play dough mats for Speech and Language

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There are several benefits to using play dough in your classroom in addition to increasing opportunities for language/social skill development.

Play dough also:
*Enhances fine motor skills
*Improves pre-writing skills
*Encourages creativity and imaginative skills
*Provides a calming effect
*Develops hand-eye coordination
*Increases overall curiosity and knowledge

To use this activity in speech therapy, provide each student with a page and play dough.

Slide it into a protective plastic sheet protector or dry erase sleeve for many sessions, year after year.

This 62 page document includes:
Instructions and tips for using in your classroom or therapy room.
Separate full page visuals for playdough action words (squeeze, roll, etc.)
10 Level 1 boards for each season.
10 Level 2 boards for each season.

For Level 1 boards, students will use the CORE LANGUAGE visuals to request and comment on their activity as they create the pattern.

For Level 2 boards, students will smash a piece of dough onto the targeted skills as they complete each one. When they are finished, they will create the dough pattern:

•Ask a WH question

•Answer a WH question

•Give the category for the word pictured

•Provide the function of the object

•Give a description of size/shape/color

•Tell how it feels, smells, tastes

•Tell the parts to a whole

•Provide a feeling/emotion

•Tell more about the object/something it reminds them of

The following seasonal vocabulary is pictured in patterns:

Spring: Bee, Butterfly, Caterpillar, Dragonfly, Ladybug, Chick, Bunny, Shamrock, Leprechaun Hat, Flower


Fall: Red leaf, Yellow leaf, Football, Apple, Pumpkin, Acorn, Rake, Sunflower, Corn, Hay Bail

Winter: Ear muff, Winter hat, Hot cocoa, Mitten, Penguin, Snowflake, Snowman, Tree, Present, Gingerbread Man

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For more fine motor activites in my store, click on the links below:

Loop and Say Language: All Seasons GeoBoard Activity for Speech Therapy

Loop and Say: Seasonal Bundle GeoBoard Articulation Activity for Speech Therapy

Pegboard Patterns for Speech and Language: Seasonal Bundle

Articulation Playdough Mats for Speech Therapy

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs.
Understand and use question words (interrogatives) (e.g., who, what, where, when, why, how).
Use the most frequently occurring prepositions (e.g., to, from, in, out, on, off, for, of, by, with).
Produce and expand complete sentences in shared language activities.
Identify new meanings for familiar words and apply them accurately (e.g., knowing duck is a bird and learning the verb to duck).


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