This fun ‘ice-cream’ activity enables students to expand and practice their expressive language skills as they make specific requests using descriptive vocabulary targets. I would recommend printing, then laminating several copies of each page. Afterwards, cut out the flavor options, retaining one page, in tact. This page will serve as the ‘menu’. Each student will receive a laminated page of cones upon which they have the option to create 4 ice cream cones (with multiple scoops, of course).
Depending on each student’s skill level, requests can be made in sentences [“Can I have _____________, please ?”, 1-2 or 3 word requests [“Vanilla” or “I want vanilla”], or even pointing or handing choices to you [1-3 options can be presented, if necessary—once the student points or hands you his/her choice, give the child the requested item to be placed on the cone].
Multiple descriptive concepts can be implemented during this activity—take advantage of that! A partial list is provided.