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My Speech Universe: Playground Scavenger Hunt

08 May 2013

Playground Scavenger Hunt

Speech Therapy Playground Scavenger Hunt

Are you looking to take your speech therapy sessions outside? Try a scavenger hunt on your playground! During our social language group, the school social worker and I took our students out for a playground scavenger hunt and we had so much fun!

First, we made a scavenger hunt schedule for each student.  They needed to find each piece of playground equipment on the playground and check it off their list.

Speech Therapy Playground Scavenger Hunt

We encouraged the students to play with each other and wait for friends at the end of each piece of equipment. After the students completed the scavenger hunt, we went back inside and worked on our conversation skills.  The students asked each other, "What was your favorite piece of playground equipment?"  This is a skill we have been focusing on for months now, and the students are getting MUCH better at directing questions to each other and orienting themselves toward each other.  They are even getting better and asking and answering questions without visual supports!

You can grab this copy of the playground scavenger hunt and use it or edit it and make it your own!
Hope you have fun!




At May 9, 2013 at 6:59 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

What an excellent activity Jen! It combines the elements of auditory processing, social pragmatics, expressive language and multisensory stimulation. So simple and yet so complex at the same time!

At May 9, 2013 at 9:13 AM , Blogger Jen Shamberger said...

Thanks! We really had a lot of fun! I am always amazed at how much progress they are making with conversations too. It was great to take a real life activity and talk about it right away.


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