Pumpkin Construction - Free Activity Companion

Grade Levels
K - 5th
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7 pages


This pumpkin activity is a favorite among my students every year. I have students select a target word/task prior to hammering a golf tee into a pumpkin. You can use a toy hammer or purchase a rubber mallet from your local dollar store. Students targeting articulation then say their target sound each time they pound the golf tee. It assists in pairing articulation with a motor movement in a fun, engaging way. I use my Articulation Speech Sticks Bundle to elicit target sounds, however you can use your own task cards as well.

Students spin the spinner to determine whether they will hammer a golf tee into the pumpkin or remove one (using pliers or their fingers). This activity companion bridges the gap between what happens within you therapy session and the home environment by providing a carryover game activity that students can play at home.

How to Play:
1. Using a pencil and a paper clip on the spinner, spin to see if you will hammer a golf tee into the pumpkin or remove one.
2. Write the word or target vocabulary you practiced on an empty space on your game board.
3. Use the completed game board to practice at home!

If you have any questions, please contact me and I will be happy to help you!

All rights of this product are reserved to the author and remain the intellectual property of Desiree Rusch-Winterbottom, M.A. CCC-SLP. Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only. Permission to copy for single classroom use only. Duplication or sharing with other co-workers, school systems or posting on any website or blog violates copyright law. By downloading this product you agree to the terms of use. Thank you for understanding.

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