It's winter in the speech therapy office! This activity targets language goals for preschoolers related to a winter and Christmas theme.
This activity is created to target following directions and positional concepts while building a gingerbread house. Give each student one gingerbread house or castle (pages 3-4). Cut out each of the gingerbread people, candy, and frosting pieces (pages 5-12).
Game One: Have the students use a cookie sheet with edges to help keep the small pieces on the table. Print and laminate the direction sentences. Concepts are targeted in 25 direction strips on pages 13-17 targeting in, on, in front of, over and under. Let your student pick a sentence strip and then follow that direction to build the gingerbread scene.
Game Two: Barrier game. Give each student a cookie sheet with edges and one gingerbread house or castle. Place a file folder sheet between the two students so they can not see each other’s gingerbread house. Every player should have the same set of materials in front of them. The players take turns giving the other players very specific directions (per ability level) on how to arrange the materials in front of them. The goal of the game is to have all the players’ materials look the same at the end of the activity. Use the sentence strips on pages 18-20 to support your students ability to give instructions.
Check out these other preschool-aged Christmas related therapy items.
The Mitten companion
, Toy Catalog Companion
, Interactive Vocabulary Books: Santa
, Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell
, Guess the Gifts, Gingerbread Concepts
, Falling Flakes Apraxia
, Falling Flakes Phonology
, Interactive Vocabulary Books: Holiday Treats
, Interactive Vocabulary Books: Holidays