Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Mystery Box

We love DIY projects around here! So here is an easy one that you can pull out time and time again. The mystery box! This is something I made back in undergrad, and I am still using it!

To make this, I wrapped a box with the underneath side (not the side with the pretty pattern, but the white side) of wrapping paper and filled it with packing peanuts. Then I painted on some question marks and glued foam letters to the box. Yep, it was that easy! No doubt that all of you crafty people can come up with some awesome ways to decorate your box! And if you expecting Santa to send a package your way, then this is a great time to make this!

There are so many ways to use it in therapy! You can put artic cards in the box and have the students say the word as they pull the card out. Or you can put objects in the box and have the student name the object and its function as they pull it out of the box.
If you are working with adjectives it is fun to put an object in the box, have the child find the object and describe what it feels like before they pull it out of the box! The kids love getting to dive into the box!

Any other ideas on how to use the mystery box in theapy?


Katie said...

This is SUCH a cool idea!!!! LOVE it!! I'm going to pin it now, so I can remember to use this when I go back to work!

Also, I host a linky party designed to bring educators (like fellow SLPs, teachers, and homeschooling parents) and parents together to share free or virtually learning activities...fell free to stop by to get some inspiration and link up if you'd like! :)

Cindy and Kristina said...

Katie, we love your site and stop by often!