"Frogs at the pond" and "Frogs on a log!" can be used in a variety of ways to target many goals at the same time. It's great for expanding length of utterance, utilizing descriptive attributes, saying complete sentences and requesting. It can be used for minimally verbal students as well because it allows them to select the matching pictures without requiring verbal language.
Here are some examples: This activity can be used to learn about pond life and vocabulary. Also, students can work on following directions by using the movable pieces. (Put the dragon fly under the cloud” “Put the frogs under the umbrella, etc.” It is also useful for developing matching skills. Students could just match the pictures rather than make their own scene using the pond.
Other lesson ideas: Use this activity as a motivating game. For instance, after a student answers a question or practices target sounds, he/she can take a turn by putting a piece on the pond scene…and try to complete the scene within your speech session!
Also, the larger picture of the log, lily pad, and pond can be used for putting the frogs on a log, on the lily pad, or in the pond, etc. and for making another unique scene. The larger picture of the lily pad can also serve as a motivator, following directions activity, and making another unique scene. These could also make great file folder games!
A page with directions containing spatial concepts is also included.
Bonus: A parent note is included and it contains the same pictures.