When spring hits, my little people are just a little tired of Ms. Jenna sliding down her arm for s-blends while holding another artic card. They just want to play! No more flashcards. No more iPad.
I created some simple carrots, radishes, and flowers with speech sounds on them. I pair them with a few different types of sensory bins! Affiliate links are included in this post.
First up, find a bottle drying rack like this one. I snagged one at the thrift store. I put it inside a small bin from Target. I like to have something with a lid that I can take to and from classrooms. This bottle rack fits perfectly in this bin and looks just like a grass!
Your students can put in/take out the garden goodness! The cards will stick perfectly between the “blades” of grass.
Another option is to use beans to make a garden of dirt. Print the veggies and flowers. Buy a 5 lb. bag of pinto beans and put them into a container.
Have your students play in the sensory tub to get the “soil” ready. Plant a few beans as seeds. Then add your veggies! When it’s time to harvest, pull out your veggies and say the target word on them!
This set is available in my TpT shop so you don’t have to make your own carrots! I love the way I can use them with so many different activities during the spring.
I paired this set with one of my new Interactive Vocabulary Books set. The garden set has three books. Those books have been a hit!
Happy Gardening Friends!
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Shari W. says
That is brilliant! What a creative way to make artic drills more fun!
Carla E. says
I love this! I saw a similar idea on Pinterest and my kids loved digging for their carrots. If I’d seen this first, I definitely wouldn’t have made my own carrots
Susan Lusk says
I love this idea! Perfect for this time of year!,
Jill Shook says
This is adorable! My kiddos will love it! Thanks for sharing your creative ideas! 🙂
Sue Pruitt says
I made my own version of this with no pictures on carrots. I laminated carrots and taped tiny laminated pictures on each carrot so I could use this with all my artic kids. Plus I put a special sticker on one carrot and that carrot wins a prize (small sticker or tiny eraser). The kids liked it and loved “winning” a prize!