Don’t toss those drink holders! Those sturdy carriers are great to use in speech therapy. They are already sectioned into compartments that make them great for sorting and categorizing activities.
1) You can use small plastic animals, I can usually find them at the dollar store, and have students sort them into different groups. Each ‘holder’ is designated as a different category.
2) You can place Post-It notes into or along side the ‘holder’ and write categories on them. As students state an item in a category they may place a chip, token, etc into the ‘holder’. Chipper Chat chips or the foam, Super Duper tokens would be great to use.
3) Each ‘holder’ can be designated for a student to place their chips in. As students participate or answer questions correctly, they may add a chip to their ‘holder’. Whoever collects the most chips wins!
If you have chips fall through any holes or slits, you can put a cup to fill the space or simply a tissue. When you’re done, your kids can decorate the holder to make it a part of your room.