Need some quick and easy winter language activities for your preschool caseload that will help you save time and stress less during these cold winter months? I've got just the thing to help you beat those back-from-winter-break blues! These activities target some of your most common early language goals such as categories, object functions, WH questions, pronouns, and vocabulary! The best part? You can use these all throughout winter, any time you're in a pinch from December-February!
Here are the goodies you’ll get with this download:
•Instructions on each page so parents understand the language targets you were working on when the activity comes home, AND so that you can send pages for home practice without spending additional time writing notes about what to do with that sheet or what to work on, because #aintnobodygottimeforthat
❄️4 “Snowman Category” pages: cut out, sort, color, and glue the snowballs to the correct snowmen, based on the category; 8 categories total. This activity works great in a group! Students can each pick a snowball and work together to figure out which snowman to glue it on.
❄️5 “Dot the Category” pages: Name the items in each snowball. If it matches the category at the bottom of the page, stamp it!
❄️3 “Dot and Dash” category pages: Name 3 items in each category, using dot markers to stamp a mitten for each item named. To use as a quick group activity, have each student name 1 item in the category, stamp, and pass it around.
❄️3 Object Function pages (ice blocks/ice fort, marshmallows/cocoa, snowball fight
❄️1 Verb+Noun winter vocabulary mini coloring book (2 printing pages total; 8 mini booklet pages)
❄️1 Noun-only winter vocabulary mini coloring book (3 printing pages total; 12 mini booklet pages)
❄️5 Pronoun Pages (1 roll and cover mixed winter pronouns page, 1 "spin and color" winter actions page, 3 "say and color" winter action pages, separated by "he" "she" and "they" for your students who may not need to work on all 3 pronouns!)
❄️3 WH-question pages (dot the answer/color the answer)
❄️3 open-ended dot marker pages to use with any goal
❄️8 Cut, color, and glue “go together” pages to target associations— match top hats to snowmen, and match up mitten pairs
If you are feeling overwhelmed with a growing list of referrals, IEPs, and progress reports, I hear you. I created these materials because I want to make your life EASIER by helping you have fun activities likes these that you can print off and use in a pinch, because let’s be real… there's just not enough time in the day to ALWAYS have beautifully laminated, colorful materials prepared.
Wanting to "declutter" and have less "stuff?" Short on storage space? Travel to multiple sites? Print and go activities like these don't need to be physically stored all year round. Keep it saved digitally on your computer, and print only the pages you need, when you need it.
Similar activities are used throughout many language target pages in this set, so your students in mixed groups (aka your whole caseload, #amiright) can be doing the same types of activities while working on different targets. For example, your articulation students may be stamping an open-ended dot marker page practicing their targets, while another student is stamping WH questions, and another is stamping object functions. One student may be coloring their verb book, while another may be coloring a pronoun page. With these materials, you'll be able to just keep hitting "print" and going off to therapy, all winter long!
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