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I love creating activities with cute clip art. It creates a theme and engages my students. However, some of my older students, mainly my fifth and some of my fourth graders, don’t appreciate it as much as the others. They are older and the cute graphics and games just don’t cut it. So I made ZAP.  I was a little sad not using clip art, but, I was really pleased with the end result.

Pictures from the ZAP Language Activity Packet

ZAP is a simple game. Laminate and cut up the cards and place them in a bowl, cup, envelope, anything you want.  I use an envelope because it is what I had around.  Students reach in the envelope and pull out a card. Depending on the target of the activity the student may need to give a synonym, antonym, meaning of words, etc.  Students continue to pull cards until someone pull a ZAP card, which means they put all their cards back, or a ZAP a Friend card which allows them to pick someone to lose all of their cards.  

These are some pictures from ZAP Irregular Verbs.  My older students are still very engaged during these activities and feel that they are more appropriate for them because of their simple appearance.  I have ZAP games for articulation as well.  These activities are a lot of fun in the speech room as well as at home. I will copy the games and send them home as homework for students. Many times parents will tell me how the whole family gets involved and plays. These are up on my TpT store so you can check out all the different activities. 


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Hey there! I’m Maureen Wilson, a school-base SLP who is data driven and caffeine powered. My passion is supporting other pediatric SLPs by teaching them how to harness the power of literacy and data to help their students achieve their goals…without sacrificing time they don’t have.

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