Oh how I wish it could stay October forever!! I love this time of year for so many reasons. The beautiful fall weather, the festive harvest decorations and spooky Halloween décor, fall festivals and delicious fall foods!! October always seemed, to me, to be a calm and relaxing time of year. The school year has settled into place and the craziness and stress of the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons has not yet hit (although it is not far behind!) In the spirit of this fun season, I have a “food-tivity” to share. It includes a very popular harvest-time fall fruit (apples!) and a few other simple ingredients. The project was inspired by a popular food activity found on Pinterest, however I have modified it to make it meaningful for our speech and language students. It will be a big hit regardless of the age, grade, ability level of your students and the materials target both your speech and language needs. You can find my spooky, toothy creation in my TpT store.
This project serves several purposes:
- It is a fun and quick Halloween themed treat that is relatively healthy and simple to make.
- It addresses various language areas.
- It teaches your students an underlying lesson regarding the parts of the mouth that help us form speech sounds!
What you will find in this activity:
Pages 3-5 address the question: How do you produce speech? Includes a simplified informational page about the articulators, an open-ended questions regarding alternate ways to communicate and a page to list words that are made using various parts of the speech mechanism. This activity is a great way to build greater awareness in students working on articulation and speech sound awareness.
Pages 6-8 include a recipe for A Spooky Toothy Treat, a fill- in- the- blank page for recalling and sequencing the steps in the activity, and full- color step by step photos to print out and use for a sequencing task in place of, or along with, the actual food activity. Each photo contains a blank box to write in the step in the process and blank sentence strips to write in the steps describing each picture.
Looking for more Halloween activities to use this month?