- Follow a recipe
Following a recipe is a great way to target skills such as: sequencing, kitchen safety, following multi-step directions, using descriptive language, etc.
Here are some fun recipes I came across on Pinterest:
(#6) Leprechaun Houses
(For this recipe, you can easily use the leprechaun house to target spatial concepts. For example, putting candy on the house, next to the house, behind, etc.)
(You can also use this recipe to target verbs: i.e. stir, pour, mix, sip, etc.)
- Hide objects
This is a simple activity that engages kids and elicits so much excitement! I have purchased foam shamrocks from the dollar section at Target, but you can easily make/ print your own! I hide the shamrocks in various locations and ask students/children to find them.
Things to write on the shamrocks:
- Target words for articulation
- Wh- questions
- 1-3 step directions
- Multisyllabic words
- Green food buffet
Gather various food items that are green. For example: green grapes, green gum, green yogurt, green sour patch kids, etc. (Keep in mind variations of texture and taste). Prompt each child to describe the various food items by taste, smell, size, and other detail types.
- Pot of gold game
I found this fun game on Pinterest and thought it would make a great game for articulation.
You will need:
What to do:
Have the child roll the dice, then prompt the child to say their target word. For example, if the child rolls a 3, they will say their target word three times. Once they complete the mini-articulation drill, give them as many coins as the number listed on the die (in this case 3). The child that collects the most coins in their cauldron wins J
- Complete an experiment (sink the pot)
Complete a fun sink/ float experiment to target skills such as inferencing and answering wh- questions. Check out my freebie on this experiment for more detials:
I would love to hear your St. Patrick’s Day activities in the comments below! 🙂