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I really enjoy using QR codes in speech. They are something different for the kids and bring in that bit of technology that will keep them engaged.  When I was at the grocery store the other day I noticed those funny looking little boxes EVERYWHERE! They were on crackers, milk, soda, even my shampoo. So after I put my frozen goods away I got right to creating this new activity. Introducing…Shopping for QR Codes!

Shopping for QR Codes

This activity uses a grocery store theme to address attributes and a little bit of categorizing via an included worksheet.

Students each get a LISTO board, there are 5 included with the activity.  The LISTO board will also act as their grocery list for the worksheet.



LISTO is played just like BINGO. Students select a card (there are 24 ) and read the clues. After they have made a guess about what the mystery item could be, they may check it using a QR Code app. I use Scan for iPhone/iPad, but there are others. After the mystery item is revealed they may cover the matching item on their LISTO board. The first student to get 5 across, up and down, diagonal, really whatever type of pattern you want, wins!

After your game is finished you can used the included worksheet to have students sort some of the items from their grocery list items aka LISTO board into the given categories.


Also included in this activity is a note for parents and an activity that can be play at the grocery store to encourage carryover of the skill.  Included is a partially filled in LISTO board. Parents are encouraged to add items from their own grocery list into the blank spaces of the board.  As students find the items on the list they state attributes them and cross them off the list.



How about a chance to win a copy of Shopping for QR Codes for your speech room! Enter the rafflecopter below for your chance. A winner will be announced Saturday 🙂  If you want to add Shopping for QR Codes to your speech supplies now you can visit my TpT store.

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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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17 Responses

  1. I haven’t used them yet (I just got an iPad and my first smartphone this summer, woohoo!), but they sound like so much fun!

  2. I have not used QR codes yet but I have one activity that I will introduce when school begins. I cant wait to try them because I really think the kids will love them!

  3. I love using QR codes because the students stay more interested in the activity, it makes the task unpredictable and the seem to work harder. I created a synonym, antonym, definition activity using QR codes.

  4. I like using QR codes because they are unique for kids to use. The students love using my iPad to scan the codes. It’s fun and incorporates technology!

  5. Ooooooh this looks great! I like to use QR codes in tx because the kids have so much fin and it really engages them!

  6. Looks like fun! Have not used them yet. How long does it take to use these in terms of response time per trial/stimulus card?

  7. This is so great! I have not used QR codes yet but would really like to start this year! I have an ipad for the first time! I cant wait to try them! I really think the kids will love them and it will be really reinforcing! Appreciate the giveaway opportunity! Thank you! 🙂

  8. I’ve never used QR codes before but after reading this post and looking at some other things on TpT I would love to start! I think it will really engage the kids in the lesson and learning the material presented. Thanks for always making such useful materials!

  9. My students love anything to do with technology – haven’t used QR codes yet in therapy but would love to try out this packet!! Thank you for the giveaway!!

  10. I have not used them so far, but I think the kids would think they were really cool, a kind of secret code!

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