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Winter Season Board Games by Sarah Patton. Use game piece markers, die or spinner, and stimulus
materials for each student. This open-ended activity can be used with mixed groups on all kinds
of skills. Posted 12/4/06.
Vocabulary Cards for THE JACKET I WEAR IN THE SNOW. Use these cards to introduce story vocabulary,
match to illustrations in the book, and for sequencing activities. Print 2 sets for matching and memory games.
From Jenny House. Posted 1/8/07.
|Jacket I Wear in the Snow|
|Winter Lotto from Gretchen Curtis. For lotto games, print 2 copies of each board, cut one apart for matching cards. Posted 1/26/07.||WinterLotto1|
|Winter Time Rebus Story Symbol-text fill-in-the-blank activity. Posted 11/21/05.||Winter Time|
|Winter Articulation Practice Page by Margaret Connors. Posted 2/8/07.||Winter Artic Practice|
|Snowman Game for artic, language, and/or fluency practice.||Snowman Directions|
|Winter Holiday Bingo for articulation, language, and fluency. Created by Cynthia McClure. Posted 11/20/07.||Winter Bingo1|
|Winter Activity Match Game Students match activities with related items. Created by Diane Holmes. Posted 12/7/07.||Let's Play|
Let's Play Pictures
Mitten Description Colorful pairs of mittens are used to elicit adjectives in phrases and sentences. Directions
included with the materials. Created by Heather Vanh. Posted 12/29/07.
Snowflake Prepositions Colorful pictures elicit winter object names and prepositions. Directions included with materials.
Created by Heather Vanh. Posted 12/29/07.
Winter /s/ Blend Practice from Tracy Boyd. Print as a single copy and use "as is" or cut the stimulus
cards apart for programmed sentence practice. Print 2 copies to play Go Fish and Memory.
|I Spy Winter|
|Big/Little Winter Homework from Angie Schultz. Posted 3/16/09.||Big/Little WinterHW|
|Visual Supports for "The Jacket I Wear in the Snow" by Shirley Neitzel. Contributed by Susan Hartzell. Posted 12/9/10.||Jacket I Wear in the Snow1|
|Winter Sentence Scramble Posted 2/23/11.||Winter Sentence Scramble|
|Snowman Comparison Materials with symbol/text sentence strips to facilitate language. Posted 2/23/11.||Snowman Comparison1|
|Christmas Card Game for language practice. Posted 11/28/05.||Christmas.Directions|
|Rudolph Card Game for artic and language. Posted 11/20/05.||Rudolph Cards1|
|Christmas Scavenger Hunt for practicing labeling and matching pictures to objects in a fun, family context. Posted 12/2/05.||ChristmasScavengerHunt|
|Symbols for Song "Must Be Santa" Posted 1/5/06.||Beard|
Must Be Santa
|Christmas Board Game for use with any articulation cards or materials. By Jennifer Wetter. Posted 9/24/06.||Christmas Open-Ended Board Game|
|Christmas Game Board by Nancy Appletoft. Posted 10/11/06.||Christmas Game Board|
Christmas Memory Cards Use to play 5 different games for receptive and expressive language at the word
and sentence level. Posted 12/13/06.
|Christmas Preposition Worksheet Students follow directions with prepositions. Posted 12/4/06.||Christmas Prep Directions|
Christmas Prep Page
|Christmas Sequence Cards||Christmas Sequence|
|Holiday Gift Review Activity||Gift Review Directions|
Favorite Holiday Gift
|Gingerbread Activities Reposted 11/5/07.||Gingerbread ColorBook1|
Gingerbread Story Symbols
Gingerbread Switch Symbols
|Christmas Songs in Symbols Created by Deidre Dobbels. Posted 12/2/07.||JingleBells|
Wish You Merry
|Christmas Match by Chantanna Lewis. Posted 3/19/08.||Christmas Match|
|Christmas /s/ Words Created by Kristen Powers. Posted 1/25/09.||Christmas /s/ Words|
|Christmas Vocabulary Game Board Created by Kristen Powers. Posted 1/25/09||Christmas Vocab Game Board |
Christmas Senses Use the board to create holiday poems. For children who cannot write, let them choose
a word to complete the sentence from a set of pictures that you provide and then paste the picture in the
blank box. For children who can write, let them write a word to complete the sentence. Then, if possible,
have the children read the poems out loud. Created by Jennifer Kupchik. Posted 9/13/09.
|Christmas Trivia Created by Valerie Hannah. Posted 12/14/09.||Christmas Trivia|
|Christmas Shopping Materials For older Life Skills students. Created by Julie Celek. Posted 12/14/09.||Christmas shopping activity directions|
Christmas shopping big icons
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Christmas shopping icons
Christmas shopping list activity
Christmas Sentence Completion Print out worksheets and have your students either say or write the
correct answers. The multiple choices answer sheets are provided to assist students who may have
difficulty. Created by Jennifer S. Kupchik-Spinelli . Posted 12/14/09.
Multiple choice options1
Multiple choice options2
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Multiple choice options4
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|Christmas WH Questions & Vocabulary Created by Ashley Berner. Posted 12/14/09.||WH Questions & Vocab|
|Hide the Picture Christmas Activity to reinforce artic, vocabulary, and grammar. Posted 12/3/10.||Hide the Picture 1|
Hide the Picture2 sentence strips
Hide the Picture3 Directions
|Christmas Tree Cover-Up Activity. Posted 12/9/10.||Christmas Tree CoverUp|
Christmas Tree CoverUp Directions
Guess Who Santa Game (3 levels of challenge). You need to print out 3 sheets for each level-
2 for the game boards and 1 to cut apart for your Santa selection. It is a wonderful game to
use for categories, asking questions, receptive and expressive language, and great for those
articulation carryover kids. Created by Mary Caldwell. Posted 12/9/10.
|Guess Who Santa Advanced|
Guess Who Santa Easy
Guess Who Santa Easiest
|Christmas /s/ Words by Christine Taylor. Posted 12/21/10.||Christmas /s/ Words|
|Elf on the Shelf Game by Jessica Curry. Posted 12/15/11.||Elf on the Shelf1|
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Elf on the Shelf Directions
|Christmas Blends and Clusters Artic Practice by Bea Wade. Posted 12/21/10.||Christmas Vocabulary Blends|
|Christmas Tree Game by Jessica Curry. Posted 12/15/11.||Christmas Sequence Rules|
Christmas Tree Game1
Christmas Tree Game2
Christmas Tree Game3
Christmas Tree Game4
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Christmas Tree Game7
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Christmas Tree Layout Board
|Christmas Presents Game by Jessica Curry. Posted 12/15/11.||ChristmasPresents|
Decorate the Tree Carrier phrase and vocabulary for artic and language practice. Created by Pat Mervine.
|Decorate the Tree|
Holiday Compare and Contrast Students give assigned number of similarities and differences for each pair of
symbols. Created by Pat Mervine. Posted 11/12/12.
|Holiday Compare and Contrast|
Santa Artic Sentences about all the things that Santa does. Use for artic and language practice.
Created by Pat Mervine. Posted 11/12/12.
|Santa Possessive Practice for artic and pronoun "his." Created by Pat Mervine. Posted 11/12/12.||Santa Possessive|
|Christmas Lotto Game by Poppy Welsh. Posted 1/25/16.||Christmas Lotto|
|Articulation Carryover for December Created by Amy Werrett. Posted 12/11/16.||Articulation Carryover|
|Holiday Opposites Activity Created by Amy Werrett. Posted 12/11/16.||Holiday Opposites Activity|
|Christmas Synonyms Created by Amy Werrett. Posted 12/11/16.||Christmas Synonyms|
|I Went Walking Christmas Created by Rosemarie Griffin. Posted 12/11/16||I Went Walking Christmas|
Elf on the Shelf Prepositions Print slides on card stock, use first slides to illustrate, then use other slides
as a manipulable activity. Created by Jenai Carroll. Posted 12/19/16.
|Elf on the Shelf Prepositions|
|Hanukkah Lotto for vocabulary development and symbol matching. From Gretchen Curtis. Posted 7/19/07.||HanukkahLottoA|
My New Year’s Resolution for Speech Use these when the students get back to school after the
winter holiday break. Talk about what resolutions are and try to come up something specific that they
want to work on in speech. They may pick a speech sound, or they may choose something more
general, like "be a better friend." Mount them all on a poster so they can remember them all year.
Contributed by Erin Weddle. Posted 12/14/09.
|My New Year's Resolution for Speech |
|New Year's Bingo Posted 12/14/09.||New Year's Bingo1|
New Year's Bingo2
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