This listening activity is designed to target both auditory processing of oral directions and help students development new vocabulary, mainly animals and concept knowledge. This download is a quick and easy following directions activity featuring a variety of animal pictures that can be used during individual sessions or with groups of students. Seventy-five pictured animals are featured including chicken, cow, turkey,duck, bird, camel, lion, tiger, zebra, giraffe, cheetah, cougar, elephant, monkey, gorilla, hippopotamus , rhinocerous, goat, pig, horse, sheep, goose, donkey, deer, yak, hamster, squirrel, turtle, moose, bat, rabbit, groundhog, panther, koala bear, fox, bear, snake, peacock, chimpanzee, cat dog, frog, alligator, llama, mouse, raccoon, penguin, shark, dolphin, ostrich, flamingo, polar bear, chipmunk, crow, eagle, guinea pig, panda bear, swan, pelican, fish, whale, walrus, seal, skunk, porcupine, owl, crab, lobster, kangaroo, octopus, seahorse, buffalo, anteater, lizard and parrot. Concepts featured in the directions include top, bottom, above, below, around, beside, center, right, left, between, all, beginning, last, end, first, second , third, over, under, through, closest, farthest, not, all, except, corner and more.
1.Choose a page ( pages 4-14) to work on and print out one copy of for each student in the group. If using with tokens laminate for durabilty.
2.Give each student one picture sheet page to work on at a time (pages 4-14) and a handful of tokens or a box of eight basic colored crayons depending on which directions you will be using .
3.Have the students name the pictured animals on the page before giving oral directions. This is a good way to build expressive vocabulary skills.
4.Tell the students that the directions will be given one time and if they are able to follow the direction they get a point. The therapist can record the points earned on the direction/data sheets provided ( pages 15-28) . It can be used for a group of up to 5 students. Points may also be recorded on a sheet of paper so that they are more visible to students. After completing each direction students can also be asked to name the animal they put their token on for additional labeling practice.
5.The student with the most points wins the game.
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