Let’s Have a Snowball Fight!!
A Game for Spatial Concepts and Location
(42 Skill Cards + 4 Bonus/Game Cards + 2 Blank/Template Snowball Cards)
*Language processing and receptive identification of spatial concepts
*Expressive use of spatial concepts: in front of, behind, on top of, under, below, above, over, between, in the middle, center, etc.
Sentence formulation and use of specific details/words
--Language Processing/Receptive Identification: Adult places 3-5 (or more) snowballs ‘picture side-up’ for student to look at. Adult describes a snowball, ex: “Show me...The snowball is between the penguin and the snowman”. Student selects snowball that matches the statement. Sentence models are not provided and are to be formulated/created by the teacher.
--Expressive Use of Spatial Concepts: Students take turns formulating sentences identifying where the snowball is, using spatial concepts and specific details. Ex: Student, “The snowball is behind the polar bear that is sleeping.” The student responses can be simple or complex:
The snowball is BEHIND.
The snowball is BEHIND the polar bear.
The snowball is BEHIND the polar bear that is sleeping.
The snowball is BEHIND the polar bear that is sleeping and wearing a green hat.
Possible Games/Ways to Play (Cut apart and laminate cards):
**Pick from a Pile or Bag (Add Bonus Game Cards, the student with the most snowballs at the end of the game is the winner)
**Go Fish (Students ask each other for snowballs, print 2 copies of all snowballs); Ex: “Do you have a snowball that is behind a polar bear that is sleeping?”
**Memory (print 2 copies of all snowballs), students produce sentences as they turn cards over.
**Flashcards: print/cut copies and use as drill practice, student produces sentence...if sentence is correct, the student can place the snowball in their pile, if not...the snowball goes back into rotation.
This is a great game to play during therapy and then send home as an envelope/bag game. The student can teach the game to a sibling or parent and practice at home!
Created by: J. Callaway, M.S., CCC-SLP
Clipart by: MyCuteGraphics.com