This activity was created to target language goals that relate to following directions, using and identifying positional concepts (in, on, in front, behind, over and under), understanding negations, making requests for items and giving directions.
Activity One: Targeting making requests for items: Students are given a snow globe sheet. The students are shown the objects used with the sentence strips. The students make requests (with the help of the “I want the” sentence strip) for specific items. (I want the big snowflake, I want the tree, etc).
Activity Two: Positional concepts targeted are: in, on, in front, behind, over and under. Print off the desired following directions sheet (woodland scene, igloo scene, santa scene). The students are given a snow globe sheet and matching scene pictures. Read the instructions to the students. Students follow the directions they are given.
Activity Three: Barrier game (targets giving directions and following directions that include positional concepts listed in Activity Two). Give each student a snow globe sheet and desired scene pictures. Place a file folder or other barrier between the two students so they cannot see each other’s snow globe. Every player should have the same set of materials in front of them. The players take turns giving the other players detailed directions (depending on their ability level) on how to arrange the pictures in front of them. The goal of the activity is to have the players’ snow globe scene look exactly the same by the end of the game. Use the sentence strips to support your students’ ability to give instructions.
Activity Four: Understanding negations cards. Print, laminate and cut out pictures. Read the sentence to the student and student points to the correct answer.
Activity Five: Positional concepts Cards: Print, laminate and cut out pictures. Ask the student “where is the ___”. Have students answer in complete sentences and use the sentence strips for support.