Well according to Punxsutawney Phil, we’re in for an early spring. But regardless of whether you put much stock in a large squirrel predicting the weather (GHD reference here😉), spring will soon technically be here, so let’s celebrate with a (low-prep!) craftivity!
The idea is simple: fold strips of paper containing speech sounds in a loop, glue on tree. Done! Quick and easy, with more time left to work on our sounds. That’s my kind of speech craft! As a bonus, these are completely editable, so if you want to work on your own words (for vocabulary, synonyms, antonyms, describing, verbs, etc. etc!) you can easily do so. This makes it super easy for mixed groups.
You can print on white paper and have students color the trees and blooms, or print on pink paper to save time (that’s what I usually do). Or if you’re feeling CRAZY, save it for other times of the year, just using different colors of paper! Green leaves for Earth Day or Arbor Day, and orange, yellow, or red for in the fall. Depending on my students, I’ll cut the strips out ahead of time so they just have to roll and glue. When we’re in therapy my goal is to be DOING therapy for as long as possible, and not wasting precious time on all the “extras”.
What are some of your favorite quick and easy crafts for speech?