It has been so rainy in Ohio! Although, I’m physically in a dreary place… my mind is at the beach! haha! While daydreaming about putting my toes in the sand, I came up with a super fun and easy beach themed speech therapy craft. I know, I’m a #speechnerd! This sand shovel literally takes minutes and I’m so excited to share it with you!
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This is seriously a five minute craft idea! So easy and fun! It’s perfect for ESY, the end of the year, or an impromptu beach theme!
- Dice Drills Packet (also found in the Speech is Sweet Club)
- Astrobrights Paper (optional)
- Construction Paper
- Print out the Dice Drills pages that you need (use Astrobright paper or have students color the words themselves). You can find apraxia Dice Drills in the August Apraxia on the Go packet (which is also in the Speech is Sweet Club).
- Cut two 6×2 grids! This is why I recommend the Dice Drills packet, because it’s super easy to cut pieces out! I recommend having students cut these pieces out themselves, but if you like to prepare things ahead of time I recommend using a paper cutter. I use this little Fiskars Paper Cutter. Every second counts! haha.. Paper cutters make life easier!
- Cut a 4×1 grid from another Dice Drills page. This will be the handle of the sand shovel.
- Glue one of the 6×2 grids horizontally along the bottom of a piece of construction paper
- Glue the other 6×2 grid vertically (place in the middle of the bottom grid).
- Glue the 4×1 grid horizontally over the vertical gird. This will create the handle. It will look like this:
- You can keep the craft on the construction paper (black makes a cool background for neon paper!) or students can cut out the shovel like this:
Voila! A five minute craft! It’s a great craft to use with students that are working on /sh/ or any sound!
Pair this craft with an ocean themed book for more fun!
*Pictured Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae*
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