Just in time for Thanksgiving! Two open-ended games for speech therapy (one is print and play and the other takes a little preparation):
1. Set the Table: Your students will choose a card on his/her turn after completing their speech objectives. As they get a place setting, they will arrange the place settings around the edges of the “table” and the foods in the middle of the “table”. If he or she chooses a direction card then they will follow the directions by choosing another food, place setting, guest or clock. The clocks are good because the student gets more time to prepare for the guests. The great thing about this game is that everyone must work together to win or lose the game--there is no individual winner or loser! ***This preview is available here:
Thanksgiving Open Ended Game: Set the Table
2. Don't be a Turkey!: Print and Play!! Use the key to determine what article of clothing is colored on your pilgrim. Students will roll, complete his or her goal, and color the corresponding article of clothing. If a student rolls a number 6 he or she must color a part of the turkey. Everyone will color the same turkey but only one part at a time if the #6 is rolled. For example, if Student A rolls a #6 on her turn she will say, “Oh no, I’m a turkey!” and then color the turkey’s wings. Student B rolls a #6 on his turn, says “Oh no, I’m a turkey!” and colors the same turkey’s face. If the turkey is completely colored before the individual pilgrims are colored, everyone loses the game. If Student A gets her pilgrim colored first, she wins the game.
So, don’t be a turkey!
These games are sure to be super fun for your students!
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