These great, hands-on materials can be used for a wide range of activities for both speech and language skills! Included are instructions for articulation and following directions activities, a full-page school bus, 20 color pictures of children, 40 color pictures of objects, 8 word strips, and 30 directions to follow.
For articulation practice of initial /s/, /l/, /k/, and “sh”, there are word strips with the names of children and objects. Your student gets to pick a child’s picture to go with the name on the word strip, place it in the window of the bus, and then find and place the object that goes with him/her below the word strip. Then they can practice articulation skills at the word, phrase, and sentence levels (e.g., “Sally brought a seal to school.”). The word strips can easily be changed to work on different sounds without having to print a new school bus for each sound!
For a following directions activity, the students place pictures of children that match a given description in the correct place on the school bus (e.g., “Put the boy with a yellow shirt in the seat closest to the door.”). There are three sets of directions that you can have your students follow.
I hope you enjoy these materials and find even more ways to use them. Post your ideas of other uses in the comment section below!