Rainy Day Activities

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

When the forecast is projecting for rain, rain and more rain, it may seem daunting if you’ve got little ones at home. But no worries- Miss Abbey has shared all of her go-to rainy day activities that she does with her own children at home!
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โ˜”๏ธ๐’๐ข๐ญ ๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐œ๐ก ๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐›๐ซ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ ๐๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฌ๐ง๐š๐œ๐ค/ ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ง๐œ๐ก ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž. ๐“๐š๐ฅ๐ค ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ:
โ€ข Where theyโ€™re eating
โ€ข What theyโ€™re eating
โ€ข Whatโ€™s happening around them
โ€ข Requests for โ€œmoreโ€ snack or make choices between snacks
โ€ข The flavors and textures of the snack (crunchy, chewy, sweet, salty, sour, smooth, slimy, etc)
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โ˜”๏ธ ๐…๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฉ๐ฎ๐๐๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฒ๐š๐ซ๐ ๐จ๐ซ ๐š๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ง๐ž๐ข๐ ๐ก๐›๐จ๐ซ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐. ๐“๐š๐ฅ๐ค ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ:
โ€ข Size concepts: are the puddles you find big, medium, or small
โ€ข Comparisons: are the puddles bigger/smaller than your childโ€™s boots or your boots
โ€ข Quantity concepts: is a lot or a little water in the puddle, how many puddles you found (give a specific number, or use general terms such as one, a lot, a few)
โ€ข Location concepts: where are you finding puddles (on the sidewalk, on the driveway, beside the mailbox, next to the curb, in the grass, etc)
โ€ข Verbs: splash with your hands, jump with both feet, stomp with one foot, march, hop on one foot, etc. Use this activity to talk about โ€œwhat happened?โ€
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โ˜”๏ธ ๐†๐จ ๐จ๐ง ๐š ๐ฐ๐š๐ฅ๐ค!
โ€ข Have children help plan what they need for a walk in the rain (boots vs shoes, raincoat vs a regular jacket, hat and/or umbrella)
โ€ข Practice describing words by talking about the size/colors/other features of houses you see
โ€ข Practice one speech word for each house you pass or each sidewalk square
โ€ข Point out objects that have your speech sound
โ€ข Bring a bucket and fill it with treasures you find (sticks, rocks, leaves, acorns, pinecones, mulch, flowers). When you get home, you can sort the items by category, size, color, etc.

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This post written for you by Abbey Vielhaber, M.A., CCC-SLP of Columbus Speech & Hearing Center