With over 100 kids total on my caseload (at five different schools), I am a busy speech-language pathologist just like you. So I’m always looking for quick, easy, and flexible activities that I can use in my therapy sessions to keep them fun and productive. This one meets all of those criteria and makes a great item for each child to take home for practice as well. It’s perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or Pirate themed sessions.
- 2 paper plates per child
- black crayons for coloring the pot
- scissors tape or stapler
- paper coins – Here is a page of coins for you to print out or you can use a circle paper punch. You can use colored paper or color it yellow or gold yourself.
- Gather the materials.
- Cut a part off the top side of one paper plate to make it resemble an open pot.
- Cut out the coins and decide what the targets are going to be (i.e., sounds, antonyms, etc.).
- Attach the plates together if you want to have this done ahead of time.
- Have the child color the back of the cut plate and the top part of the other plate black. If working with a group, the children can color while waiting for their turns.
- Tape or staple the plates together so that they create a pocket.
- Spread the coins out on the table or put them in a bag or bowl for the children to pick from.
- Have the child pick a coin, practice the targeted activity, and then put it in his pot.
- If there is time, review the stimuli in the child’s pot.
Again, for a printable page of coins to use in this activity, click here.