This activity combines the fun of a typical “I Spy” type of interactive visual activity with the language skills of naming/ describing/ identifying function and with the life skills of knowing what things belong in what environment.
Each of the 15 scenes provides the environmental or contextual background along with details that are the items found or used in that environment.
Use the plain scenes to customize the visual to meet the needs of your students.
Students take turns choosing an item (either on their own or by picking from a card pile) and describing that item by giving its function, category, descriptive concepts. The other students in the group - or a single communication partner (you) - try to guess what the item is based on this information.
Students need to tell what the item does (function, category), where it is (location concepts), and however many additional features you specify (color, shape, size, etc.)
This builds language skills in a life skills environment.
There are multiple scenes of the same environment in some cases, with more or less complex visual information.
For an alternate way to use these materials for students with more limited language skills, put each scene in a file folder and have students match the items to the scene.