Everyone knows that cats love to chase lasers. Shine the lasers for the cats to play with while practicing articulation and language skills. All you need is a laser pointer and these no prep pages!
This activity was designed to be a simple, no-prep activity to target articulation and language in an engaging way. These pages are no-prep (print & go). It includes the following sounds: initial/final: p, b, m; final: n, t, d; initial/medial/final: k, g, f, v, l, s, z, ch, j, th, sh; pre-vocalic r; vocalic r (er, ar, or, air, ear, ire); rblends; lblends; sblends (separate mats for sp, st, sm, sn, sk, sl, sw, mixed). This set also includes the following language skills: categories, associations, positional vocabulary, compare/contrast, verbs, plurals, & multiple meaning words. First practice a word, then shine a laser light for the cats to chase.
Materials Needed: Laser pointer and a Laser Zap Cats page. (laser pointers not included with this download, must be purchased separately). You can use the cheap finger lasers too! (they don’t have a solid stream of light, but they are still fun!)
Instructions for students: The cats love to chase lasers. Shine the laser on each dot as you practice the target skill on the cat’s tummy. Color the cat when you are finished. If you don’t have a laser, use a red marker to make the laser dots.
To use: The student will practice the target skill on the cat and use a laser pointer to zap each dot by the cat. The students will color the cats they have played with to keep track (this keeps hands busy in between turns). The therapist will determine the number of trials per laser zap!
If you don’t own laser pointers, the students can dot the circles with a tip of a red marker