Yess! It’s summertime! *sips on a glass of lemonade*
There is just something about the sunshine that inspires me. If you’ve visited my blog before, you know that I’m seriously not crafty (but I love crafts!). Since I’m not very artistic, I need speech therapy crafts that are easy to prep! I wanted to share a super simple summer idea with you today!
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These beach balls are unbelievably easy to make! They’re perfect for the end of the school year or summer camp!
- Paper Plates (the cheap ones that are relatively flat)
- Word Pieces (I’m using the words from my Dice Drills packet)
- White Construction paper
- Print out the Dice Drill pages that you need! You can find Apraxia Dice Drills in my August Apraxia on the Go packet. Please note, you can also gain access to both of these packets by joining The Speech is Sweet Club! You can use Astrobrights paper to make them summer colors!
- Draw a circle in the middle of a paper plate.
- Draw 4-6 lines coming out of the circle to create different sections of the beach ball.
- Glue the words into each section.
- Cut out a white circle and glue in the middle.
- Cut out white lines and glue them between each color section!
- If you don’t have Astrobrights paper, have students color the words using neon highlighters!
I found these cute popsicle highlighters at Staples!
Cutting hack! Have students cut out the words in strips and then stack them on top of each other. This makes cutting go by super quick!
If you don’t have word pieces, this craft is super easy to adapt! You can have students color in each section using dot markers or crayons! They could also tear up pieces of tissue paper and glue them into each section too! If you are making this craft with articulation students, I do recommend word pieces though! The craft will provide them with tons of target words for home practice!
You can also pair this craft with a fun beach or ocean themed book!
*Pictured Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae*
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Have a wonderful summer!