Thanksgiving Activities for Speech Language Therapy | Food | Adapted Book

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  1. These hands-on, picture filled Thanksgiving activities, games, and worksheets will keep your students engaged while practicing a variety of speech-language and social skills! Make planning for mixed groups and differentiating instruction easier this month with all the choices of fun activities. Grea
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What better time to develop language skills with a food theme than at Thanksgiving? Start with the basics of labeling Thanksgiving foods using a repetitive adapted book. Then build word association skills for food vocabulary with activities for food groups. Use these after Thanksgiving is over, too! There are also photo card activities to build core vocabulary for cooking actions and descriptive words.

Why teach food descriptive words?

Young children and students with autism can be picky eaters. They often don’t like new foods or foods that look different. Teaching children the language associated with types of food preparation helps it become more familiar. And sorting photos of the same foods prepared in different ways helps them see that the same food can look different.

Activities include:

* Interactive book for Thanksgiving Dinner foods.

* Craft version of the book to color, cut, and paste to send home.

* Worksheets for food likes and dislikes.

* Hide and peek turkey activities.

* Turkeys At Home open-ended printable board game.

* Food Groups printable game board with spinner, game strips, and food group tokens.

* Grocery Store shopping game.

* Food photos for cooking verbs and descriptive words.

* Sorting board for finding the same foods that are cooked in different ways.

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+ "This was such a perfect activity to use for my kindergarten students!"

+ "The kids really had a blast identifying items that they use now versus what the kids used back in the past it gave them more of a deeper appreciation for all the things their parents work so hard for them to have."

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Form and use the past tense of frequently occurring irregular verbs (e.g., sat, hid, told).
Use verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future (e.g., Yesterday I walked home; Today I walk home; Tomorrow I will walk home).
Produce and expand complete sentences in shared language activities.
Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs.
Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.


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