Created by a speech-language pathologist who is fond of hippotherapy, SLIDE-n-HIDE materials are for both hippotherapy activities and traditional therapy activities.
SLIDE-n-HIDE Lesson Plans include:
• Two-page (side-by-side) panoramic original farm scene illustration on 8 1/2" x 11": LEFT= horse, RIGHT =barn with a mom wagging her finger
• 26 lowercase alphabet letters in giant font (size 500+), 1 letter per page
• 1 page with 3 sets of lowercase alphabet letters (or use store-bought magnet letters)
• Original poem for learning vowels
• Original illustration of Oscar the cat for teaching prepositions
• Two farm scene-related coloring activities
• Five lesson plans include Vowels and Prepositions, plus additional activities for Following Directions, Rhyming words, Associations/Categories, WH-questions, and Spelling.
SLIDE-n-HIDE materials are intended to be used with a magnet board large enough to hold two 8 1/2"x 11" landscape-oriented illustrations side-by-side.
1. Print everything on cardstock, and laminate.
2. Cut out the lowercase small alphabet letters you want to use and mount magnets to them, or use store-bought alphabet letters.
3. Use magnet tape on the backs of the full page barn and horse illustrations.
4. Glue a small disc magnet to the back of Oscar the cat.
Original text to a poem for learning vowels can be spoken or sung to the melody Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. Start with all the vowels "riding" on the horse's back. One at a time, each vowel slides off and tries to hide somewhere on the farm scene. At the end of the song, the child puts all the vowels back on the horse's back.
Giant oversized alphabet letters (size 500+ font), one letter per page, can be used to help the child ID alphabet letter names and sounds, and to act as foibles when the child is trying to discern vowel letters from consonant letters.
Oscar the cat helps work on prepositions. "Where is Oscar?" Oscar is in the hayloft, between the mom and the barn, under the horse, on the weathervane, etc.
SLIDE-n-HIDE materials can be used to also work on Categories/Associations, Following Directions, Phonological Awareness (Word Families), WH-Questions, and Spelling.