Do some of your students have difficulties describing, classifying, naming,..etc..? I created a visual to help students describe vocabulary in many ways (category, function/use ,looks, sound, feel, place..). This activity could also easily be used with the EET (Expanding Expression Tool) if you have one. Just use the pictures and swap out the visual aid for the EET. The EET visual is great for expanding descriptions and great for speaking and writing about vocabulary! This activity pack will help target descriptions receptively and expressively!
-The cards in this activity are St. Patrick’s Day Themed!
Print and laminate enough pots of gold for each student. (Page 9)
Students will take turns (with the game board if desired), pick a card, and use the Describing visual to describe each item. IF they describe the item correct they can put the card in their pot. The student with the most cards at the end of the game wins (or whoever gets to the finish line, if your using the game board) !
-Game time! Board Game: Pot of Gold! Help the leprechaun get to the pot of gold. Students will take turns rolling a dice and moving along the board while drawing a card and describing it for each turn!
Describe it and Guess!
Students will draw a card and use the Describing visual to describe the items and have the other group members or therapist guess which item they are describing! Then students will fill in the blank describing visual as a follow-up activity.
Students can also draw two cards and compare and contrast the two cards. Or this can be a follow-up activity. The Describing Visual can be used as a guide to express similarities and differences.
All about this Activity:
Describe it graphic organizer
24 Valentines to describe
A game board
Pot of Gold (or you can use a real plastic pot that is sold at a dollar store)
Compare/Contrast visual aid
Compare/Contrast graphic organizer