This bundle of easy, low to no prep Spring theme speech and language activities is just the thing to help you beat those end-of-school-year-burnout blues with coloring, dot marker, and playdough pages galore! This bundle includes bug and raindrop articulation crafts with all sounds included, and two Spring language sets that target some of your most common early language goals for preschool and kindergarten such as following directions, basic concepts, categories, object functions, WH questions, pronouns, and vocabulary! You can use these all throughout Spring, any time you're in a pinch from March through May or even June, and by placing playdough pages in page protectors, you don't even have to laminate anything! Themes throughout the set include bugs, weather, gardening, and animals.
Here's everything you get
☔ RAINDROP ARTICULATION CRAFT
-6 background scenes to choose from (3 black and white, 3 color versions),
-Raindrops with target words to color, cut, and glue onto the scene (10 raindrops per phoneme per word position; all sounds included except vocalic /r/; 30 each for s blends, l blends, and r blends
-Blank raindrops to write in your own targets
BUG ARTICULATION CRAFT
-2 background scenes to choose from (both black/white; 1 boy and 1 girl)
-Bugs with target words to color, cut, and glue onto the scene (10 bugs per phoneme per word position; all sounds included except vocalic /r/; 30 each for s blends, l blends, and r blends
-Blank bugs to write in your own targets
Easily get to 100 trials with these crafts by practicing each word 5x as you're going through coloring/gluing the first time (50 trials). Once complete, repeat the task with each raindrop they glued on, 5x/word. Another 50 trials for a total of 100 trials!
SPRING NO PREP LANGUAGE
•2 Following Directions coloring scenes. Varying levels of 1 and 2 step directions are included. One scene specifically targets basic concepts within the directions. Individual and group data sheets are included for the directions.
•1 object function coloring page: Raindrop Functions. Use receptively or expressively. Receptive: Describe a function and have students find the raindrop with the correct picture. Expressively: Students pick a raindrop and describe the function of the item pictured.
•1 Roll and Color Pronoun Page: Roll a die and choose a picture under the number they landed on. Describe the Spring action using a sentence with “he” or “she.”
•2 Additional Pronoun Pages:Students place a picture card in the box above the girl’s wagon or the boy’s wagon, and practice pronouns with the sentence, “He is pulling a ___.” or “She is pulling a ___.” (Weber articulation cards are great for this!)
•5 WH Question Pages:Where, What, Who, When, Why Questions: Read a question at the bottom of the page and color the correct item. Each page is specifically geared towards 1 type of WH question
•4 different types of Bingo Boards for Spring vocabulary
•Garden Vocabulary: Black and White, 9 pictures — 4 Bingo Boards + calling cards
•Weather Vocabulary: Black and White, 9 pictures — 4 Bingo Boards + calling cards
•Animal/Bug Vocabulary: Black and White, 9 pictures — 4 Bingo Boards + calling cards
•Mixed Spring Vocabulary: COLOR; 5x5 grid— 4 Bingo Boards + calling cards
•3 Expressive Category Pages:"Dot and Dash" See how fast your students can dot & dash through the board by naming items in each given category. 3 different levels of categories are included. Each page is a different level (concrete to more abstract). Blank page included for you to create your own custom Dot and Dash Category page
•1 Describing Page: Describe and Dot; Students describe the items pictured in each box and use Do-A-Dot markers to dot a circle for each attribute they describe. Blank page included for you to create your own custom Describe & Dot Category Pages.
•4 open-ended Dot Art pages: use with any goal.
•1 Roll and Color Flower page: open-ended activity to be used with any goal.
SPRING PLAYDOUGH + DOT MARKER ACTIVITIES PACK:
•2 Pronoun Playdough Mats: Target pronouns, ‘be’ verbs, and –ing verbs while you roll playdough balls and smash them onto the pictures!
•6 Spring Playdough Mats: Target general Spring themed vocabulary while you roll playdough balls and smash them onto the pictures. One of the bug-themed mats can be used to target specific insect/bug names, while the other was designed to be more of a reinforcer page. These pages are also great for WH questions!
•5 WH Question Playdough Mats for Who, What, Where, When, Why: Target spring-related WH questions with these mats!
•4 Object function mats: 3 playdough, 1 coloring; flower and raindrop themes
•3 Spin & Dot Receptive Category Pages: Use a paper clip, pencil, and dot markers to target categories (clothing vs animals vs food; land vs water animals; and warm weather items vs cold weather items)
•1 Spin & Dot Pronouns Page: Use a paper clip, pencil, and dot markers to target pronouns and verbs with spring-related actions
•3 playdough mat picture scenes with instructions containing basic concept words– targets included are next to/beside, above/below, in/out, front/middle/back, top, bottom
•3 playdough mats targeting concepts in isolation– in front/behind, in/out, on/off, on top/under
•2 dot marker pages targeting concepts in isolation– big/little, and tall/short
•4 playdough/token chip open-ended pages (color)
•4 black/white open-ended dot marker pages
→I created these materials to help you have easy, low to no prep activities because Spring time is especially crazy with all of the end-of-year referrals, annual IEPs, and transition meetings. These activities will help you take data for end of year progress reports without having to spend tons of time prepping materials!