This is a fall sensory bin companion for speech and language
. Included in this companion are lesson plans for using the fall sensory bin. Students can learn new fall themed vocabulary while having a tactile, hands on experience.
Who this resource is for
- This resource is designed for speech pathologists to use with students to work on articulation, fluency, grammar, language and social skills with a fall themed unit.
This resource could also be for preschool & kindergarten literacy centers, ESL teachers, special education teachers and for parents
wanting to work on these skills at home.
Included in the sensory bin companion:
Directions for assembly and how to use in therapy
Articulation word lists for fall/autumn
Language word lists for fall/autumn
Following directions lesson plans & stimulus items
Printables for following directions & describing by size & color
Printable sorting mats for comparatives & superlatives
Printables for sorting comparatives & superlatives (laminate & attach to boxes/bins)
Language stimulus items & visual sentence strips
Fall printables for the sensory bin (Language sitmulus items & visual strips to be used with printables)
Rake printable and blank leaves template
Rake the Leaves Articulation Activity – Early sounds: /m, n, p, b, t, d/
Rake the Leaves Articulation Activity – Early sounds: /k, g, f, v, s, z/
Rake the Leaves Articulation Activity – Early sounds: /sh, ch, l, l-blends, r-blends, s-blends, OR, AR, ER, th/
Apple Picking Activities – Lesson Plan and apple printables
Skills You Can Target With A Fall Sensory Bin
Target basic concepts
- in, out, next to, behind, under, through, near, far, up, down, before, after, through, between, etc.
- Describe the items in the bin with adjectives and descriptive language. Compare/contrast how the items are similar and different. Talk about how the items feel, look, smell, etc. Describe the children doing fall activities by attributes of the color, shape, size.
Target story narration & sequencing
– Have students create a story using the kids and fall themed vocabulary. Receptively, can create a story and then ask the students wh-questions about your short story. Other skills to target with this activity: summarizing, main idea, conjunctions, dialog, prepositional phrases, and adding a new ending to the story.
Target social language
- Work on joint attention, initiating requests, making comments, sharing opinions (i.e. “Here comes the giant pumpkin!”), turn taking, and pretend play. Also, work on tone of voice or voice volume.
Target speech fluency
- Practice using speech fluency strategies while playing, describing what the students are doing in phrases/sentences.
Target grammar & MLU
- Build sentences targeting present progressive, pronouns, is/are, third person singular, and plurals.
Click on the preview to see more pictures in action as well as details for how to assemble a sensory bin, and a summary of all the skills you can target while using a sensory bin in speech therapy.
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