A snow day and a cold day last week. Ice and snow expected today. It’s definitely winter in Ohio. I wanted to pop in and share a barrier game set that I’ve been using this week.
This activity is created to target communication skills while playing barrier games. Barrier games can be played with commercial barrier game materials such as MangeTalk Match-Ups from Super Duper Publication or using file folders you create on your own. Barrier games are used to target a variety of speech and language skills including: following directions, deductive reasoning, giving directions, vocabulary, sentence formation, auditory memory, storytelling, basic concepts, categorization.
Set Up: Set up the barrier game so that each child has a work space across from each other. Place a blank file folder or another divider between the two students so they can’t see each other’s work space. Every player should have the same set of materials in front of them. I like to give several of the backgrounds and about 10 small pictures per game.
To Play: Use the optional student directions (page 3) to help your student understand the game. Use the visual supports on pages 4-7 to support expressive language. The students take turns giving the other player very specific directions (per ability level) on how to arrange the materials in front of them. The goal of the game is to have all the players’ materials look the same at the end of the activity.
Optional: When I use this item I pair it with the MagneTalk Match-Ups set from Super Duper Inc. I use the magnetic board and therefore print my small pieces on magnet paper.
The backgrounds are all winter themed. The children will have a ton of opportunities to practice winter vocabulary!
The games have directions for children. There are visual supports for each different section of the game supported by visuals and matching numbers.
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