The other day I was on Pinterest and saw this pin on Pinterest from http://munchkinsandmayhem.blogspot.com/?m=1. I immediately downloaded and printed the ‘I Spy’ worksheet. I originally used it for work on vocabulary, specifically categories (ex. “Color all the things that can fly.”), and articulation (ex. “Color all the items that have the /s/ sound in them.”).
One day I was working with a group that has been learning and using the Expanding Expression Tool (EET). Before the group came into the office, an idea came to me. I can use this worksheet with EET!!!!
Here is how I used it:
2. Fill a basket with the crayons that coincide with the color on each part of the EET. For example blue crayons for “blue do,” green crayons for “green-group.” I used more than one crayon per color but you don’t have to.
3. The first child closes their eyes and pick a crayon. They match the color of the crayon with the corresponding element of the EET. For example, if the student picks a pink crayon that corresponds to “pink parts.” The child then would say, for example, “Color the item that has a shell, head, four legs and a tail.”
5. Then the student states what the answer is and sees if the other students in the group got the answer correct. (Game Version: if all the students in the group got the answer correct then the person who gave the direction gets a point. If the other students in the group did not get the answer correct then they do not get a point). If the students did not get the answer correct this is a great moment to have a group discussion about why.
I see this group twice a week for 30 minutes and when they came for the second session that week they asked if they could play “I Spy” again. Success, learning and having fun!
Last week I used it in 75% of my groups: Articulation. Fluency, Receptive and Expressive Language. It was the quickest planning for a week worth of therapy that I have done in awhile!
This is just one way to use this worksheet…..how would you use this worksheet in therapy?