Today’s post is full of gingerbread speech therapy ideas! Over the years, I’ve done different December themes for speech therapy. Gingerbread always sticks around because it can be used with all students! I wanted to give you some favorite ideas!
CandyLand Castle is a well-loved favorite here! It’s out of print, so you have snag one at Goodwill or on Ebay! Affiliate links are included below. My play gingerbread speech therapy ideas all center on games and building!
Candy Construction These fun building sets from Learning Resources are tons of fun and you can use them year-round!
Gingerbread Articulation Hats! There’s a blank one too so you can use it with mixed groups! P, B, M, N, T, D, F, TH, SH, CH, K, G, S, Z, L, R, S-blends + blank. Each page has 5 initial and 5 final words.
For Language therapy…..
- picture to picture matching
- small, medium, large
- half matching
- boy/girl sort
Create one game board folder. Place each game board in a file folder and laminate. Laminate and then place the playing cards for categories, verbs, pronouns, and negation in baggies. Use pawns and dice or the included game die. To play targeting one specific goal, just use one set (ex. pronouns). To play a mixed game, move around the board and answer the color the pawn lands on.
Gingerbread Basic Concepts: For Game One: Have the students use a cookie sheet with edges to help keep the small pieces on the table. Print and laminate the direction sentences. Concepts are targeted in 25 direction strips on pages 13-17 targeting in, on, in front of, over and under. Let your student pick a sentence strip and then follow that direction to build the gingerbread scene. These basic concepts sets are amazing for gingerbread speech therapy ideas and can target so many goal beyond just basic concepts.
Game Two: Barrier game. Give each student a cookie sheet with edges and one gingerbread house or castle. Place a file folder sheet between the two students so they can not see each other’s gingerbread house. Every player should have the same set of materials in front of them. The players take turns giving the other players very specific directions (per ability level) on how to arrange the materials in front of them.
Interactive Vocabulary Books with Boom Cards These Interactive Preschool Vocabulary books are designed for teaching vocabulary concepts related to the Winter Holidays The interactive books are designed to allow students to match pictures to each page of the book using velcro. You can grab just the Boom Deck here if you don’t need the print version!
Make Gingerbread House From ABCYA Make a Gingerbread House is a holiday computer activity for early elementary age children. Kids learn and practice valuable mouse manipulation techniques while clicking and dragging. Students will also exercise visual spatial skills while positioning the different pieces. Projects can also be saved and printed.
Starfall Gingerbread Man Pick a boy or girl cookie to make!
I’d love to hear about your Gingerbread Lesson Plans!
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