Make core vocabulary AAC practice a breeze with these task boxes/task cards/rotation activities.
As an special SLP, I know that it can be a challenge to find ways to incorporate daily practice of core vocabulary words into your students' routine.
Task boxes and task cards are a great way to do just that!
This set includes everything you need to get lots of fun repetitive practice the following core vocabulary words: up/down, open/close, same/different, make/it and who.
Up / Down:
Sorting Task Bin- Students will sort scenes by whether they are going 'up' or 'down' based on the contents of the scene. For example, they will put the girl walking up the starts in 'up' and the man cutting a tree down in 'down'.
Car Driving Task Bin- Supply some toy cars and students drive “Up” or “Down” to each pictured destination. 20 roads with destinations included. *You can also use the phrases “Go up” and “Go down”
Open / Close:
Clothespin Choice Task Cards- Students will match clothespins to the corresponding picture. For example, they will match the clothespin with the picture of a wrapped present to 'open it' and "close it" to the picture of an open unattended refrigerator door.
Open / Close Activity Task Bin- For this task bin you’ll need to gather a few things from around your classroom/ office.
We recommend you choose a variety of small, lidded containers.
This is a dual task- first the student will say “open” as they go through and take the lid off of each container, revealing some small item inside (we like to use small birthday bag toys, or other goodies we can find at the dollar store).
Secondly, they will say “close” as they go back through the containers, this time placing the items back inside and the lids back on.
Open It: Unwrapping Presents- In this activity, students will take turns unwrapping and wrapping presents. presents. To “open” the presents, the student will say “Open it” and then proceed to remove the gift wrapping and find out what’s underneath!
Make a Face Task Bin- Students use the phrase “make it” as they choose the face, eyes and mouth to complete each picture.
Choice Making Task Cards- Choice Making Task Cards. Have your student look at the two pictures and decide which one they would choose to make.
Same / Different:
Which One Is different?- In this activity, students will look at three pictures and identify which one is different. For example, they may see three pictures of dogs but one dog may be wearing a collar while the other two are not.
Find The Same- The student looks at a card and finds all of the items that are the
These task boxes and task cards are a great way to ensure that your students are getting daily practice with their core vocabulary words.
That’s 11 complete core vocabulary tasks- totaling 104 pages of communication practice! They are also great for working with paraprofessionals!