I mentioned in a previous post my student "Joy," who keeps me on my therapeutic toes. You can read about my experiences with her here. After vacation, Joy returned to school not really felling the speech thing, so I had to come up with an activity that whetted her whistle and targeted language goals. I headed to Pinterest like any desperate SLP and found a craft that I thought would be well suited to our needs. It was originally designed by Kindergarten 3R's: Respect, Resources, and Rants and posted to Pinterest.
It looks like in her version she might have used foam mittens and shapes. I opted for cardstock and construction paper and then had the students decorate their wreaths with shapes made with scrapbooking punches. We used both small and large paper plates with the centers cut out as the base for the wreaths. I loved the way these came out so much I made generic mitten shapes so I could target multiple goals and multiple students. We have been in a mitten wreath frenzy working on articulation, associations, grammar, vocabulary, idioms, and more.
I can happily report Joy loved the craft (the vocabulary, not so much), but we did manage to get some productive therapy accomplished. If you would like to try this craftivity with your students you can find it on Teachers Pay Teachers at my store, Doyle Speech Works. I would love to see pictures of your wreaths. Tag me on Instagram (anniedoyle226) and have fun!