I like to incorporate fun, seasonal activities into therapy when I can – especially when my students don’t realize we’re actually learning, too! But I hate taking tons of time to set up activities that I will only use for a couple of students. When I found these dozen Easter eggs at my local store for less than a dollar, I knew I wanted to be able to use them for the majority of my students for at least one session this week. So I created this freebie to use!
This free mini-unit is designed to be used with the majority of an elementary school SLP’s caseload, which can be used around Easter, in the spring, or any time during the year. Have some seasonal fun with your students while targeting goals as varied as articulation, phonology, describing, synonyms, irregular past verbs, formulating sentences, vocabulary, and fluency.
You will need a dozen Easter eggs and two different colors of permanent marker. Put the eggs together, and with one color of permanent marker, write the synonym pairs on each side of the egg. With the other color of marker, turn the eggs over, and on the far side, write the present tense and irregular past tense verb pairs on each side of the egg. (Alternatively, you could use labels on the eggs – just make sure they are different colors.)
Next, print the page with 12 pictures on it, and cut the picture cards apart. These stimulus cards may be used to target describing, formulated sentences, or speech sounds. For speech sounds, you will need to use your own word list or picture cards.
When targeting describing, formulating sentences, articulation/phonology, and/or fluency, you may fill the eggs with the picture cards, hide the eggs around your room, and have your students find all of the eggs. Then, have you students either describe the picture or use the word in a sentence, or say their target sound/word/sentence the number of times indicated on the card.
When targeting synonyms or irregular past tense verbs, separate the egg halves and spread them out on your table. Have your student(s) try to make matches – provide guidance and example sentences as necessary.
Three worksheets are included for additional practice.