This is a winter sensory bin companion to target speech and language
skills in an interactive way. Included in this companion are lesson plans for using the winter sensory bin. Students can learn new winter themed vocabulary while having a tactile, hands on experience.
Who this resource is for
- This resource is designed for speech pathologists to use with students to work on articulation, fluency, grammar, language and social skills with a winter themed unit.
This resource could also be for preschool & kindergarten literacy centers, ESL teachers, special education teachers and for parents
wanting to work on these skills at home.
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Seasonal Sensory Bin Bundle
Included in the sensory bin companion:
Directions for assembly and how to use in therapy
Articulation word lists for winter
Language word lists for winter
Following directions lesson plans & stimulus items
Printables for following directions & describing by size & color
Printable sorting mats for comparatives & superlatives
Printables for sorting comparatives & superlatives (laminate & attach to boxes/bins)
Winter printables for the sensory bin (Language stimulus items & visual strips to be used with printables)
Lesson Plan and sentence strips
Snowball bucket printable and blank snowballs template
Snowball Articulation Activity – Early sounds: /m, n, p, b, t, d/
Snowball Articulation Activity – Early sounds: /k, g, f, v, s, z/
Snowball Articulation Activity – Early sounds: /sh, ch, l, l-blends, r-blends, s-blends, OR, AR, ER, th/
Snowball Activities – Lesson Plan and snowball printables (winter clothes lesson plan on page 56)
Winter clothes activity
Skills You Can Target With A Winter Sensory Bin
Target basic concepts
- in, out, next to, behind, under, through, near, far, up, down, before, after, through, between, etc.
- Describe the items in the bin with adjectives and descriptive language. Compare/contrast how the items are similar and different. Talk about how the items feel, look, smell, etc. Describe the children doing winter activities by attributes of the color, shape, size.
Target story narration & sequencing
– Have students create a story using the kids and winter themed vocabulary. Receptively, can create a story and then ask the students wh-questions about your short story. Other skills to target with this activity: summarizing, main idea, conjunctions, dialog, prepositional phrases, and adding a new ending to the story.
Target social language
- Work on joint attention, initiating requests, making comments, sharing opinions (i.e. “Here comes the giant snowball!”), turn taking, and pretend play. Also, work on tone of voice or voice volume.
Target speech fluency
- Practice using speech fluency strategies while playing, describing what the students are doing in phrases/sentences.
Target grammar & MLU
- Build sentences targeting present progressive, pronouns, is/are, third person singular, and plurals.
Click on the preview to see more pictures in action as well as details for how to assemble a sensory bin, and a summary of all the skills you can target while using a sensory bin in speech therapy.
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