I can always count on having children with s-cluster goals in speech therapy.
Preschoolers and kindergarteners are cuddly, cute and very wiggly- they need hands-on activities! So I am ever on the lookout for fresh ideas and activities to keep those little ones engaged.
|Spoon drop s-blend activity|
Enter S-Blend Playtime! Activities for S-Clusters, a new resource by Kim from Activity Tailor. What I love about this pack is that it is chock full of great ideas to get kids up, moving, digging, sliding, opening and exploring as they practice those s-blends.
S-Blend Playtime Activities includes creative ways to use stuffed animals, toy planes, miniatures, play dough, shaving cream, blocks, and stickers. You could easily fill up to 8 sessions per blend, which would carry you through at least 2 cycles with little to no planning and prep required! I love that.
Included are ideas for play activities, games, recipes (make some slime!) and tabletop activities for seven blends: SK, ST, SP, SL, SM, SN, and SW.
For each blend, there is a printable tabletop activity, from coloring ice cream scoops (/sk/) to adding smiles on fun faces (/sm/). There is a listening list for auditory bombardment in therapy, 6 play activities, a movement activity and a send-home parent note with instructions and pacing boards with a list for parents to read, and pictures for children to name.
The play activities use items you probably already have in your therapy room, cutting down on expenses. I don’t know about you, but materials usually come out of my own pocket, so that really helps!
I think one of my favorite ideas is making scary/ not scary boxes.
Most of my preschoolers are fascinated by anything a bit creepy. I happen to have scorpions, snakes. beetles and spiders in my bug collection- perfect! Maybe a skeleton would work also, hmm.
I think I need to make some slime too. Slippery slime slides slowly. Oooh, this will be fun!
Click HERE to see the details in Activity Tailor’s store.
These activities would fit right in with my intensive preschool program.
I do centers and hands-on activities for my littles to fill two-hour sessions. Read more about this service delivery model and what’s included here: Intensive Service Delivery Model for Preschool Speech Therapy.