Target s blends and describing at the same time with this pumpkin sensory bin that is sure to be a winner in your speech and language therapy sessions! This activity also pairs great with the book, "Spookley the Square Pumpkin" as it has lots of different types of pumpkins, just like the pumpkin patch in the book!
How to play:
Place pumpkin cards in a sensory bin of your choice (e.g. beans) to make a "pumpkin patch"
Have your students pick out a pumpkin card from the bin, and find the descriptor card that matches the pumpkin (e.g. is it spotted? square? skinny? star-shaped? etc…). Practice your s-blend word if working with students on articulation/phonological processing goals!
Place the descriptor card on the phrase strip to describe the pumpkin (great for your language kids!) and/or to practice the s-blend in a phrase (“a spotted pumpkin” “a striped pumpkin” “a long stem” etc…)
Continue until all the pumpkins have been picked from the patch!
-2 sets of 10 different pumpkins (20 pumpkin cards total)- Play "Memory" with these cards, too!
-Visual phrase strips ("a __ pumpkin" "a __ stem" "a match" and "not a match"). Use the match/not a match strips to play Memory and work on final "ch" sounds
-10 S-blend descriptor cards
Want to use this activity and have your students practice at home, too? Or, don’t have time/access to lamination at the moment? Use the cut and paste pumpkin patch activity to create a pumpkin patch that can be colored and cut out at home, or at school to be sent home, practicing s-blends with describing words!