Hello all – well, St. Patrick’s Day is coming up and that means this week will be filled with all kinds of fun shammrock-rainbow-leprachan-themed fun. I am quite Irish – my maiden name is McNamee – how much more Irish can you get with a “Mc-” name? So, given my educator blog following addiction, I thought I would highlight some bloggers ad resources I have found in the past couple of weeks that have some great-and free – resources for SLPs to use this week. Make sure to check out the blogs these resources came from – many of these fabulous teachers regularly create free resources, and have other resources available on teacher-sale sites like Teachers-Pay-Teachers or Teachers Notebook, etc.
Hope you enjoy these this week!
The blog, Playing with Words 365, has some great free activities to go with the book, There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover, by Lucille Colandro and Jared D. Lee. Blog author, Katie, has created resources targeting re-telling skills with a re-telling necklace, and a game, “Feed the Old Lady”, and direction following skills with a barrier game. To access these resources, visit her blog here by clicking on the link above, and scroll down to find her blog posts with these resources. As of right now, they are the 1st, 2nd and 5th titles on her front page. Just click on the post title, and it will take you to here resources.
Open-Ended St. Patty’s Day GameBoards & Re-telling Shamrock: Lisa from the blog, LiveSpeakLove, has created some fun activities – get them at this blog link:
Leprechaun Homophone Concentration Game: Blogger, Mrs. Thiessen, has created this concentration game….Click on this link to get the game:
LUCKY Bingo Games Packet: The blog, Prepared-Not-Scared, shared a packet of super cute Bingo cards with St. Patty’s themed graphics and cards for calling: Click here to get the game:
Syllable Sort for 1-2-3 Syllable Words: Laura Martin from Peace, Love and First Grade, shares a syllable sort game with cards containing 1-2-3 syllable words and a recording sheet for students. Click here to get the game:
St. Patty’s Day themed crafts: Here are a couple crafts that you could probably pull-off in a 20 minute speech-language session:
Paint Sample Shamrock: http://www.childcarelandblog.com/2012/03/paint-chip-shamrocks.html
Bell-Pepper Shamrock Painting: http://www.allkidsnetwork.com/crafts/st-patricks-day/bell-pepper-shamrock-craft.asp
Multiple Meaning Words, Evaluating Logic, Problem Solving/Inferencing, Sequencing: One my very favorite blogs is written by Jenna Rayburn over at Speech Room News. Jenna offers tons of FREE, creative activities for SLPS. In this blog post, she has created 4 activities for upper elementary aged students for St. Patty’s Day! Click on her link here, and scroll down through the pictures and you will see a link to download all the activities:
WEBSITES – All St. Patty’s themed! Another great blog, Technology Rocks Seriously, creates a blog with links to tons of websites related to the current holiday or season. This list features websites with interactive stories, mad libs for St. Patty’s Day, a themed MahJong game, a word find, cross-word, Find the 4 Leaf Clover game, Shamrock Sudoku, Catch a Patty (like Whack a Mole), Spot the Difference, and many more!
WH St. Patty’s Day Gameboard AND Guess the Leprechaun Game for auditory processing practice: “Miss Speechie” over at the blog, Speech Time Fun, has shared a free WH Gameboard and a really fun game to work on auditory processing called, Guess the Leprechaun. Click on these links to download the PDF files:
“Go For the Gold! Adjective Game, and WH Question Game: Another great resource from the Speech Time Fun blog! Click on this web link for these two fun games…check out the other great, free resources on this SUPER blog written by “Miss Speechie”
Once again…I hope you enjoy these resources from fellow bloggers! Be sure to check out the other great resources they offer on their websites. Have a GREAT week! To my fellow Minnesota pals – It is hitting 70 degree this week :) Enjoy!