Don’t panic with what you are about to see. It’s only the first week of November!
Don’t panic with how long this post is! I just wanted to show you all the pictures I can!
The Thanksgiving packets I made are turning out to be one of my favorite projects. I really have almost all of my lesson plans for November done. Throw in some other activities with books and crafts and call it done! I wanted to make a similar packet for December, so I’ve spend the last three weeks working on it. I have a ton of hours into these so I hope you’ll find them useful.
The packets focus on Christmas. If you can’t discuss Christmas at your school, keep your eyes peeled for my other packets, which are almost ready to share.
So ready or not, here comes Santa Claus!
Packets available include: Speech & Language Toy CatalogCompanion, Christmas Articulation, Christmas Grammar, Christmas ExpressiveLanguage, Christmas Receptive Language and Christmas Pragmatics.
The Speech &Language Toy Catalog Companion is designed to work with any toy catalog mailer. It’s appropriate for both preschool and elementary aged students. It’s 20 pages in length and targets articulation, functions, attributes, categories, compare/contrasting, persuasion and perspective taking.
The articulation, function, attributes and categories pages are made for either writing answers or drawing answers. I had my preschool and kindergarten friends draw their answers. The first graders and older students wrote their answers. Everyone who I tested it on loved it!
The cards come with suggested function, attributes or categories to search for. Add other ideas specific to the toys in your catalog.
A Venn diagram is included for comparing and contrasting toys or items with your older students.
There is a page describing perspective taking. Two sheets are included with suggested characters. Have your students think about what another person might want to receive for the holidays. How will a 3-year-old girl and an 11 year old boy differ?
There is a page describing persuasion skills. Have your students persuade a friend to choose a certain toy, to not spend money on a toy, and to combine money to share a toy. Use bullet points or narratives to make persuasive arguments.
Find the Toy Catalog Companion in my TPT Store.
The ChristmasPragmatics Packet is 28 pages and includes activities for problem solving, judging social comments, initiating conversations, giving & receiving gifts, sustaining conversation and a set of conversation starters.
Social Problem Solving (20 cards) Each card contains a social situation that could take place at Christmas. Determine what you should do.
Naughty or Nice? (18 cards) Read the comments and determine if those comments would land you on the naughty or nice list!
Social Narratives: Use the included narratives to discuss topics related to gift giving and receiving. (3 included)
Sustaining Conversation Sweaters (27 cards) Students read the mock conversations. They need to continue the conversation. What would they say next?
Initiating Conversation: (27 cards) Students read the given situation and decide how they would initiate a conversation.
Conversation Starters: Cut apart strips and use them as conversation starters.
There are blank cards included for each game. Find the ChristmasPragmatics Pack on TPT.
The Christmas Grammar Packet includes 40 pages. Learning objectives include: pronouns, regular verbs, irregular verbs, irregular plurals, is/are, have/has, and was/were.
Christmas Train Pronouns (60 cards) Fill in the blanks with the correct pronoun. Add train cards to your engine, but watch out for the train wreck!
Gingerbread Irregular Verb Cards (20 cards) Each card contains a sentence. Students must choose the correct answer to fill in the blank. If correct, store it on their gingerbread house.
Elf Irregular Plurals (24 cards) Students read each verb card. Find the elf legs and hat that match for the irregular plurals. Use each in a sentence.
Christmas Cookies: Subject/Verb Agreement (18 cards) Students read the sentences and fill in the blanks with is/are. Sort them onto the correct cookie sheet for baking.
Ugly Christmas Sweater HAVE/HAS Cards (18 cards) Students read the sentence on the card and fill in the blank with HAVE or HAS. Then sort the sweaters into the correct gift box.
Christmas Light WAS/WERE cards (18 cards) Students draw a card. Read the sentence and fill in the blank with the correct past tense form of ‘to be.’ Sort the card onto the correct tree.
Santa Verbs: (18 cards) Santa has been busy. Students should pull cards and describe what Santa is doing.
Grab the ChristmasPragmatics Pack in my TPT Store.
The Christmas Receptive Language Packet is 44 pages in length. It features the following learning objectives: answering WH questions, following directions, listening comprehension and inferencing.
Ugly Christmas Sweaters: Answering WH Questions: 78 questions cards, 6 special cards, 4 cue cards. Answer WH questions correctly, and keep your card. Use the visual cue cards to talk about appropriate answers for each WH type. Watch out for sneaky elves trying to steal your cards.
Christmas Cookie: Following Directions: 36 task cards, 6 special cards, 1 page of student mats. Game includes one step directions, conditional directions, two step before/after directions.
Elf Antics: Listening/Reading Comprehension. 30 task cards, 5 skill cards, 6 special cards. Have students draw a skill card (main idea, prediction, detail, setting, characters). Listen or read the short passage and then target the skill selected.
Guessing Gifts: Inferencing game. 24 inferencing cards, 6 special cards. Students draw inferencing cards that show a gift box and list 3 clues about the gift inside. Items include toys, decorations and holiday objects. This packet contains blanks for games to allow for customization. Find this downloadin my TPT Store.
Christmas Expressive Language includes 42 pages targeting asking questions, comparing/contrasting, sequencing, multiple meaning words, vocab and similes.
Ugly Christmas Sweaters: Answering WH Questions: 78 questions cards, 6 special cards, 4 cue cards. Each game card has an answer appropriate for a WHO, WHAT, WHEN or WHERE questions. Develop an appropriate WH questions correctly and keep your card. Use the visual cue cards to remind you of the options for asking questions. Watch out for sneaky elves trying to steal your cards.
Compare/Contrast: Use the Venn diagram to compare and contrast the items pictured above it (Santa, snowmen, presents.) Then write a paragraph describing the two items.
Christmas Cookies: Retelling Familiar Sequences: 18 cards. Students pull a sequencing card. Read the card and identify the steps to complete the sequence.
Christmas Lights: Multiple Meaning Words. 27 questions cards, 2 student mats. Print all light cards. Print one tree for each student. Place all lights in a pile. Have student draw a card and give two meanings for the given word. If they answer correctly the students keep their card and place it on their tree. The Night Before Christmas Vocabulary & Similes. Read the included poem with your students. Review the selected vocabulary and select other desired targets. Use the cards included to play games where students name definitions and synonyms. Use the blank cards to select your own vocabulary targets. Review the meaning of similes. Search for similes in the text. Use the sheets to record your findings. Original Source.
This pack also contains blanks for most games. Expressive Languagecan be found in my TPT store.
The Christmas Articulation packet includes 68 pages. Articulation games for /r/, ‘th’, /s/ and /s/ blends. The /r/ game includes 189 cards for prevocalic /r/, vocalic /r/, and /r/ blends. The ‘th’ game includes 81 cards in the initial, medial and final position in voiced and voiceless ‘th’. The /s/ blend game includes 126 cards in the initial position of 1 & 2 syllable words. The /s/ cards include 108 cards in the initial, medial and final positions. Students draw Christmas lights and add them to a tree. Watch out for the sneaky cards that make you pack up your tree early!
This game contains blanks to allow for client customizations.
ChristmasArticulation can be found in my TPT store.
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Therapy and Learning Services says
SO FUN! Jenna, well done.
I love them and want them all!!!!
Debbie Thornhill says
Love the activities! I would just like the holiday to be generic so I can use it with all of my students who celebrate different holidays.
OMG! This is AWESOME! Thank you so much for getting this done! Can’t wait to get home and purchase and print!
I am obsessed with ALL of these! I’m anxious to see your non-Christmas things because I’m not sure if my school would approve of me using “Christmas” stuff : (
So many of these activities are awesome and I will definitely be buying!
I do have one question/concern. I work in a poorer area/school district and many of my students will be only getting a few small gifts. I can edit out some of the bigger present stories such as the drum set one – but I LOVE the opening gifts social story. Is there any way that there can be an update to the packet to add a second page and either change the word “many” to “some” or just take it out? I want to work on these skills with my students but need to manage the reality of their Christmas mornings.
Jenna Rayburn says
Hi Liz! I updated the packet and just took the word many out. Ill try to update a photo to reflect the change tonight!
Mrs. Kee says
Holy canoli, you are amazing!
Holy cow, girl! You have been very busy. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your Christmas packs!
amazing stuff Jenna! The toy catalog link didn’t work (it had a . in the way… I deleted it when the new window popped up so then it worked).
Amazing stuff – so excited to use them
Jenna, you are so creative! Love all your stuff! I’m excited to try the toy catalog activities! I just have a quick question. You must use a lot of printer ink with all your cute printables that you make. I have purchased many of your printables and always have them printed at an office supply store because I get a discount there and it’s cheaper than using my own printer ink. I was just wondering what kind of printer you use and where you buy your printer ink…or if you have found a place that is less expensive online or something??
Wow, these are ALL fantastic! I am super excited to use the toy catalog activities. I think they’ll be perfect for getting my kiddos to work on their targets beyond the speech room!
Adorable as always!!!!!!
I always look forward to seeing your amazing and creative activities! Thank you for helping to make all of our jobs so much easier with all of your packs! 🙂
Ann Gallagher says
Jenna, you are incredible! Not only have you created an amazing packet of materials, but you listened to the request of one of your followers and had a rapid response to it. Thanks for all you do.
Nicole Allison says
Amazing! I especially LOVE the Toy Companion Activity Pack! This is definitely on my wish list! Thanks for all the hard work!
Nicole at allisonspeechpeeps.blogspot.com
I’m very excited to use the toy catalog packet! I’ve been looking for more ideas to use with them and these are perfect! Thank you for sharing and for all you do!
Is there any easy way to purchase them all or most of them without going to each one individually on TPT?
Jenna Rayburn says
I Don’t sell them as a package. But once you log into my TPT shop one time, you can just click to the bottom of the page and see all the documents in one shop.
Do you still sell the naughty or nice packet? I couldn’t find it on TPT. Thank you.