Hey there SLP friends. This is a quick summer speech idea! Grab a beach ball from the dollar bins at Target and make a therapy tool! I grabbed 3 and made one for literacy group! I kept the others to make throughout the school year. My literacy ball has phonological awareness skills in each color. The kids toss the ball in a circle. When they catch it they complete the action under their right hand. I also created this beach ball to work on expressive language and syntax. I found this one in the summer section at Target. On each small circle I wrote a word. The students catch the ball and then use the two words under their hands to create a sentence. Head over to the summer clearance and grab some beach balls to use in therapy this year!
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SLP Gone Wild says
I have a beach ball in my room that has various WH questions on it…I use it all the time for speech and language groups! It is probably my most requested activity! I love your idea of putting two words together to make a sentence!
What a great idea!! Great for articulation too!! Thanks for such a great blog!!
Carrie Manchester says
I have one with WH words on each section (Who, What, Where, etc). I love the variations you came up with! I have 2 extra beach balls in my drawer at school, can’t wait to try out these ideas!
Megan Rozantes says
What a great summer idea for our little Olympians!
Thank you for sharing this idea! I just tried out making a reading comprehension one and can’t wait to use it with my students. 🙂
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I used a beach ball for defining words. I put the following components on each space: category, function, location, parts of, made of, color-size-shape. Pick out a vocabulary word (nouns) and they give the part of definition under right thumb.
Ideas for kiddos who are younger and/or nonverbal? Was thinking emotions, animal sounds/actions, greetings, etc but wanted to see if people have other ideas!