Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry (Tangled Tuesday) Christmas!!

This week, I was asked to participate in “Tangled Tuesday”. This is a GREAT idea that Amy of “Major Speech Pathology Fun by a Minor Girl” started. Tangled Tuesday consists of two bloggers swapping activities and writing a review. Each person also creates one freebie, so keep reading to check out our materials as well as some great, FREE activities!

This week, I got to use and review “Germy Definitions” and “Germy Battle Game”, which are both awesome activities!

Germy Definitions: A lot of my students are working on describing with attributes, so “Germy Definitions” was a great game to play with them! Each student starts with a mat to collect their germs on and a “germ away” card. This card can be kept and turned in for another turn if a student happens to draw a germ that they already have. (So cute!) The point of this game is to be the first to collect all six germs, while defining each word correctly. This is how we played them game. One student stated as many attributes as he/she could think of for each item and if the other students had an additional idea, they would provide a question or clues in order to help the student think of more attributes for the item. Examples of the words to define include, “fork”, “shoe”, and “telephone”, to name a just few. I’m always looking for a new way to work on attributes since this is such a significant target area for a lot of my students, so this was a great new game for them! Besides the creative concept of the game, the graphics are really cute too! This was definitely a hit in my therapy room!

All set to go! A germy mat for everyone and some "germ away"!

Lots of cards to choose from!

Winner! A full card!

Germy Battle Game: I LOVE any game that can be used as a reinforcer. I get to pick the target and the game just goes along for the ride! That’s why the Germy Battle Game is so great! This game is almost like a re-vamped version of war, but WAY more fun because it involves germs! We used this game while determining which two cards go together and WHY they go together. (Man, is this part difficult for my students!) Anyways, after each student answered a question (or 2 or 3 or 8 – I like to get my money’s worth!) they got to take a germ card. At the end of each “round” we compared each card’s point value to determine who had the highest card. The student with the highest card gets to take everyone else’s cards. If there is a tie, the students get to take another turn as a “tie” breaker. This game even passed the “can we play this next week?” test, so my students definitely enjoyed it!

Germy Battle Game used with "Go Together" cards!

You can check out Germy Definitions here and the Germy Battle Game here.

Along with all of her other great materials, Amy from Major Speech Pathology Fun by a Minor Girl has included a FREEBIE that you can pick up at her store! You can access her TpT store and the freebie here.

As a ‘thank you’ for this fun and free activity, please consider giving her a ‘like’ on her facebook page (www.facebook.com/MinorSLP) so that you can follow along with all of the great ideas that she comes up with!

Amy has also reviewed my Polar Bear Articulation products, that you can check out here and here (along with a freebie!!!!!) You can check out her review of Polar Bear Articulation at her blog. Both Polar Bear Articulation packets will be on sale on Tuesday, December 25th and Wednesday, December 26th. If you’d also like to follow my facebook page, you can do so by clicking on this link.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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