The Action Bag Endless Edutainment
Title: The Action Bag
Contributor: Hollie Barber, M.S.CCC-SLP from HomeSpeechHome
To be more active through
creative and absurd actions, while targeting articulation errors,
language concepts, or fluent speech strategies, etc.
Toddler to School-age
- Action Slips PDF (Free Download) You
will need Adobe Reader.
Cut and place in paper bag or
other container - decorated and labeled for fun if you want
- Cards with selected target words pictured or written
Take turns with your
client picking a target card and say the word on it three times. Then
pick an Action-Slip and do what it says to do with the card. Absolutely
no laughing and no having fun...wink wink!
How to use if for...
The client can practice
target sounds at any level by using the target word card as prompt,
then doing the Action-Slip in the same way.
This activity is perfect
for learning and practicing new verbs without any target cards because
each Action-Slip contains a verb such as kiss, kick, run, dance, throw,
hop, sing, etc.
The target word cards could also be new vocabulary words, grammar
parts, or concepts that the client needs to learn.
Categorization/ classification could also be worked on by having the
client place the target card in the correct group before performing
To practice describing items using adjectives, a skill that is
difficult for many children with language delays, the child could give
2-3 qualities of the target card before picking an Action-Slip.
The client could practice
good social skills such as turn taking, topic maintenance, eye contact,
using and reading nonverbal body language while conversing about the
target word card before doing each Action-Slip.
The target cards could also be common problems, social scenarios, or
figurative language to discuss before the client picks an Action-Slip.
The client could produce
target words with "stretchy, smooth" speech or while using a reduced
rate, or with easy onset, depending on your method.
The fluency method could be practiced at any level of the linguistic
hierarchy depending on your directions and the model you give. Then it
would be followed by picking an Action-Slip.
The client would try to
produce each target word, or sentence from target word, with correct
air support, volume, resonation, or chunking/phrasing, etc. depending
on your target behavior.
Then the Action-Slip would be chosen and followed.
Cut out the Action-Slips.
Fold the slips and put them in a brown paper bag.
Write "ACTION BAG" on it and let your child quickly add their personal
touch. Take turns with your child.
Pick a card from your child's practice words and say the word three
times. Then pick an Action-Slip and do what it says.
Absolutely no laughing and no having fun...wink wink!
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