Great for Christmas activity
You have been invited to a Potluck dinner What are you bringing to the potluck? Can we guess what it might be? This is a receptive/expressive language activity that can be played multiple ways.
Have the child pick a card and not show it to the others. The other students can try to guess what he is bringing to the potluck by asking questions (visual supports included).
Have the group know what the student is bringing and have them give him clues to figure it out. You can have the child leave the room and you show the group and then the child comes back in or you have the child sit in a chair with his back to the class and someone can hold the card up.
Have the children pick a card and say “ I am going to the potluck and I am bringing (ex. Turkey) the next child then needs to say I am going to the potluck and I am bringing (ex. Turkey and bananas), the next child then says what the first child said, what the second child said and adds his own card. The game can continue until someone forgets an ingredient and then the children can reveal their cards to help the trigger the memory and you can start over again shuffling the cards and putting them in a pile to be picked again.
My students sometimes have difficulty thinking of questions to ask in a guessing game. I made this game to have one major category, food but then the student can learn about subcategories and different adjectives that are used in descriptive language. By practicing these in a game the child then begins to have a better understanding on how to use it in their conversation or narratives.
Conversely, we are also working on receptive language skills the child that is putting together the clues needs to organize them and then make a rational guess. I usually reinforce the student when they make these guesses ( yes, you guess celery and that is green and is a vegetable but it is not that)
The last activity works on auditory memory skills.
You can show the cues cards or as the child gets better with the game you can just show them when they are having difficulty.
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