This activity was sent in by Becky Pearson from The Dalles, Oregon. She discovered a great way to turn chocolate candy boxes into a fun and flexible therapy activity. It’s portable and can easily be used with a group of students with different therapy goals.
What you need:
- A chocolate candy box with a divided plastic insert
- Colored dot stickers (like those used for garage sale pricing)
- Miniature items (e.g., erasers, pennies)
What to do:
- Write either “3”, “5”, “Wh”, “S” or “?” on the stickers and place them in the holes.
- On each student’s turn, have him/her throw a miniature item into the box and complete the task you’ve assigned for that sticker. See sample tasks below.
Speech – Say targeted sound/word 3 or 5 times (3,5) ; create a sentence (S), answer a “Wh” question (Wh); choose any task (?)
Language – Name 3 adjectives for an item (3); list 5 items in a given category (5), create a sentence (S), answer a “Wh” question (Wh); choose any task (?)
Thank you, Becky for sending in this idea!
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