Happy (almost) 4th of July!! For a lot of you, summer school is over or at the very least, your children are off for the 4th. Looking for some fun Fourth of July activities to keep them entertained as well as to keep their minds sharp? Here are some exciting activities that will improve your child’s speech and language skills while they have fun!
Following directions, descriptors
A Fruity Flag
For this flag, you will need a rectangular plate, but you could also use a cutting board or a piece of parchment paper laid out on the kitchen table. Be creative!
- Get out a rectangular plate and a small bowl, preferably square.
- Place the bowl in the upper left-hand corner of the large plate.
- Get out some blueberries and rinse them in the sink.
- Place the blueberries in the bowl.
- Get out a red fruit. You could use raspberries, strawberries, cherries, or anything else. If your fruit is in large pieces, cut them down to bite-size pieces. Lay the red fruit in 7 stripes horizontally across the plate.
- Get out some pineapple, marshmallows, melon, or any other white-ish colored fruit/food. Again, cut it down to bite size pieces if necessary. Lay the white fruit in between the red stripes.
- Ta-Da! You’ve made a flag! Talk about the color of each food, how it smells, feels, and tastes. Yum!
Here are some Fourth of July Activities ideas of how you can work speech and language in while you’re watching fireworks, be it yours or someone else’s.
Use Descriptors: Talk about some words you can use to describe the fireworks. How do they sound? Are they loud or quiet? Are the sounds close together or far apart? How do they look? What colors do you see? What shapes do you see? What do the fireworks look like? Do you see a tree? Do you smell anything from the fireworks?
Making Predictions: Ask your child to make predictions about what the next firework will look like. What color will it be? Will it be loud or quiet? What will it look like?