Environmental Listening Activity is designed to improve the listening skills of young children by focusing on identifying common sounds in their environment. The children engage in playing a detective to listen and discover what the sound they heard was.
18 cards with sounds the therapist can make:
clicking a pen, ripping paper, popping bubble wrap, dropping
coins, clicking blocks together, dropping a ball, clapping hands,
tapping your foot, ringing a bell, shaking dice, blowing a whistle,
scribbling with a pencil, tapping a pencil, cutting paper with scissors,
hitting a drum, shaking paper clips, coughing and spinning a top
7 answer mats ranging from 1 item heard up to 4 items
2 game boards, 3 game pieces and a top secret file picture
1.) Pair the sounds with the individual cards. Make the sound and
let the students practice making the sounds.
2.) Pass out the mat for the number of sounds you want to target.
3.) Set up a barrier so the students can not see you making the sound.
4.) Tell the students they are going to be listening detectives.
5.) Make 1-4 sounds and let the students decide what they heard. Check
the answers by removing the barrier and making the sounds again.
1.) Give each student a game board, answer mat, and a game piece.
2.) Make 1-4 sounds.
3.) Have the students complete their answer mat.
4.) The students move one space if they are correct.
5.) Play until a student or students get to the secret file.
**I like to have a secret prize (sticker, small treat, ect) when they get to