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Play Based Speech and Language Therapy Activity: Puppies and Playdough

Anna Dee SLP
Grade Levels
PreK - 3rd
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  1. Use this HUGE year-round resource full of hands-on and interactive speech games and activities with your preschool and kindergarten students. You can target a TONNE of articulation , phonology, and language goals. Each activity was designed with busy preschoolers in mind. Once prepared, you will hav
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Have you wanted to try play-based speech and language therapy and don't know where to start?

I designed this product just you!

All you need is play dough to provide a fun, engaging, and play based therapy activity to your ENTIRE CASELOAD!

What you need:

  • 3 stuffed dogs (or use the included Printable Pups).
  • 3 colors of Play-dough.
  • 3 bone cookie cutters, different sizes (recommend, but not required)

Ideas for the following goal areas are included:

Following Directions:

  • 1 step: no concepts.
  • 1step: color concepts.
  • 1 step: size concepts.
  • 1 step: number concepts.
  • 1 step: color and number concepts.
  • 1 step: number and size concepts.
  • 1 step: size, color and number concepts.
  • Two step: no concepts.
  • Two step: size.
  • Two step: color,
  • Two step: size, color.

8 Words to Target for the Phonological Processes of:

  • Cluster Reduction - Initial
  • Cluster Reduction - Final
  • Stopping
  • Final Consonant Deletion
  • Gliding
  • Fronting

Target Words and Elicitation Ideas for:

  • P phoneme: Initial, Medial and Final

12 Printable Puppies of varying appearances and sizes

Word List to Target for Early Word Shapes

Vocabulary list of Nouns, Adjectives, and Verbs.

List of Targets and Activities for Phonological Awareness:

  • Syllable Counting
  • Identifying Rhyming Words
  • Producing Rhyming Words
  • Identifying the First and Last Phoneme
  • Blending Phonemes

List of Targets and Activities for Grammar:

  • Present Progressive -ing
  • Plural ’s
  • Past Tense -ed (Regular and Irregular)
  • Possessive ’s
  • Third Person Singular Verbs
  • Future Tense
  • Pronouns

List of Other Activity Ideas for Stuffed Puppies

Therapy Planning Sheet

Visuals for Following Directions

UPDATED: Now Includes Full Size and Photo Box Sized Cards.

UPDATED FEB. 20/2020: Now Includes Play Based Articulation Ideas for the P Phoneme and Printable Puppies

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