I tell my students that it is Fall and all the leaves are falling off the trees. Help me find all the leaves! I hide the leaves around the room and have them find them while working on following directions, increasing MLU (mean length of utterance), new verbs and vocabulary words.
Print the leaves, laminate and cut out. Have the students follow the spatial direction on the leaf to work on carryover of the following basic concepts:
I included a blank sheet of leaves to use with the concepts you could be targeting in your therapy rooms.
You could also hide the blank leaves around your room. The students then need to follow directions to figure out WHERE you hid them. They can also practice their speech if working on /f/ or /l/ by saying “I found leaf.” or “Look! I see leaf.” each time they find a leaf.
The kids REALLY love it when they get to be the teacher and I have to close my eyes while they hide the leaves. This presents a good opportunity for me to model language they could be using while looking for the leaves.
Please let me know how this activity is working in your classrooms or therapy groups! Enjoy and Happy Fall!