This activity was designed to be a no prep activity to target articulation and language skills in an engaging way. It is an activity that keeps students busy during practice! Make a fluffy poodle with cotton balls while practicing speech therapy objectives! Perfect for something different in therapy! This product is also available in my Cotton Ball Craft Bundle (do not buy this if you own the bundle)
This download contains 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). Language targets included: categories, association, object functions, compare/contrast, pet themed vocabulary, actions, positional vocabulary, plurals, idioms, multiple meaning words, adjectives, and antonyms/synonyms. I also included open-ended pages. First practice, then make a snowman.
Please note: There are 14 target words on each page (2-3 of each, totaling 31 words).
Materials Needed: Small cotton balls, glue, and a Poodle Artic and Language sheet (use the small, light cotton balls: the cheaper the better!)
Assembly: None! Print & go!
Tips: If you can, print on card stock to make it less flimsy (I use paper when I am using it with all of my groups). Tear apart the small cotton balls to make it less heavy (this can also keep hands busy in between turns).
The student will practice the target word and then glue a cotton ball over it. Continue until the poodle is complete (therapist will determine the number of trials per word). You can have the students fill in the poodle’s fur with extra cotton balls if desired. The word/picture list on the bottom is to encourage caregivers to practice the words at home. Encourage the students to color the poodle’s body in between turns.
: These pages are more open-ended, the targets to practice are on the bottom of the page. Use at your discretion. The student can practice a skill then put on 2-3 cotton balls until the poodle is complete.
Also check out my other cotton ball crafts!