On Monday October 20th I posted an activity I called “Punch It Out for Vocabulary.” I attached a worksheet with Autumn/Fall Vocabulary words. When I went to print out two copies for myself I realized that my print settings were in black and white, not color. Ever done that?
Instead of throwing away the black and white pictures, I decided to make a matching game that correlates with expanding expressive language.
I laminated the black and white pictures. Then I had the students cut and glue each picture to a piece of colored construction paper that corresponds to an EET item (ex. pink-parts, blue-do). Then the students played memory. When they got a match they had to describe the matched item based on the color of the construction paper.
**Here the student got a match. They had to tell me what group/category a spider is in and what does a spider do. If the student answered correctly they got to keep the match and go again.
Its that simple. I love when a mistake can turn into opportunity.