12 Days of Speech! Day 1: Spin the Christmas Wheel!

Today is the first day of our “12 Days of Speech” event where for the next 12 days we will be uploading our favorite speech therapy activities that parents can do with their kids during their break from school. Along the way, we will be spotlighting some our favorite SLP and mommy bloggers. Be sure to stay tuned on our blog!
Day 1


Grade Level: Preschool –K

What You Need:

  • 8 Clothespins
  • 2 Christmas Objects Wheel Sheets (Download here)
  • Card Stock (for Christmas Wheel Sheets)

Directions (Activity Preparation)

  • Step 1: The first thing you need to do is download the Christmas Objects worksheets onto card stock paper. This paper will help it last longer which means more fun times ahead.
  • Step 2: Once you have the Christmas Objects sheets printed, cut the wheel accordingly by following the circle shape lines surrounding the objects.
  • Step 3 (Optional): To help your child ease into the activity, consider writing numbers on each of the clothespin and have him or her count each one before they activity (this also will help parents keep everything in place.

Directions (Activity Time!)
Now it’s time to play! There are various different ways to use the Christmas wheels but the one we think kids will enjoy most will help them fine tune their describing skills.

  • Step 1: Go through each object on the wheel briefly to make sure your child is familiar with each one.
  • Step 2: Once that is completed, start a game of “I Spy.” Start describing an object from either of the two wheels and have your child name point (or pin with the clothespin) the object you’re describing.
  • Step 3: Once your child has pinned the object, take note of their ability and if they’re having some trouble, feel free to go through the wheel again.
  • Step 4: If your child is having fun (which I hope they are) let them know it is their turn to describe an object and have you pin which one you think they’re describing.

This fun activity will not only help your child get into the Christmas spirit but help them fine tune their motor skills. This activity comes from SLP blogger Katie from Playing With Words 365. Katie’s blog is a favorite of mine for so many different reasons from her speech therapy tips to her many activities (like this one!).

Remember we are only on Day 1 of our “12 Days of Speech” which means there are more activities to come! Let us know what you think of these activities in the comments below. 

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Source: Playing with Words 365