As I was catching up on reading my ASHA leader, I noticed a short entry about using a safari theme that includes crafting binoculars. This seemed like a great place to start a theme. The SLP suggests that kiddos can use their binoculars to practice a variety of skills including searching for specific target sounds or action cards that are being described orally. (For the original article, you can refer to page 6 of the July ASHA Leader.)
I thought this was such a great idea, I wanted to build on it. So, I created searched “safari” on TPT. There are lots of fun, free materials related to the Safari theme on TPT. Some of the things that I found that I thought may be particularly useful include a countdown timer (for those kiddos who have trouble transitioning), a cause and effect lesson, and a whole host of different sets of classroom décor, behavior charts, clip art, and themed paper.
Some books that could be used to supplement this theme include:
Safari, So Good!: All About African Wildlife (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library)
Have you used a safari theme in your speech room? What activities do you love?