Many children with language delays have difficulty understanding words with multiple meanings. In this lesson you will find 4 multiple meaning word activities for speech therapy.
Our site provides a comprehensive list of multiple meaning words that can be used with these activities
Read each sentence with the child and have them fill in the blank.
Each word will be used twice.
You can print the sentences or just do it auditorily.
These words are categorized by appropriate age group which is really helpful for a quick reference.
Give the students a word and briefly talk about the different meanings the word can have. Then toss a beanbag to one of the children.
Ask him/her to use the word in a sentence before they toss the beanbag to another student.
The second student will be asked to use the word in a different sentence using the alternate meaning.
This game is great for use with language groups, however if you are lucky enough to have an individual child in therapy you can toss the bean bag back and forth.
This game will take a little bit of preparation, but it will be well worth your time considering the many uses for pin the tail on the donkey!
There are many sites that have free printables for this game... here are a couple free downloads that I thought were cute.
TimVandevall.com - Pin the Tail on the Donkey (Color)
FamilyGamesTreasurehouse.com - Pin the tail on the Donkey
This game could be used over and over again for different therapy ideas. (Thank you, laminator!)
This game is simple and motivating.
Choose a few multiple meaning words from our list.
Tape the words to the donkey’s tails.
If the child can accurately use the word in two different ways, or demonstrate knowledge of the multiple meanings, then they get a shot at pinning the tail on the donkey.
(Side note: There is another word for donkey that has multiple meanings, but we won’t get into that!! Ha ha ha. A little adult humor.)
Print the following words and pictures and cut them out.
Have the child match each single word to two pictures.
When all the matches have correctly been made, practice using each word in two sentences to reflect the multiple meanings.