I’m very excited about a book companion that I recently made for the book Where Do Balloons Go? by Jamie Lee Curtis. I have no affiliation with the author or this book. This book is a light-hearted story that explores what happens to balloons when they float away. This 32 page book companion can be used to target a wide variety of language goals/objectives including: verb tense (present and past), answering WH questions, basic concepts (as many, same, different), comparing and contrasting, understanding and using adjectives/descriptors, pronouns, and following directions. There is also an open-ended board game that can be used in conjunction with any of these ready to use activities or to target other speech/language goals that are not addressed in this packet.
Here are some samples from the comparing and contrasting activity. I love that there are several similarities/differences in each pair, and that the students have a visual. I think visuals are always such a bonus for students!
Working on grammar can be tedious so I thought the fun balloon clip art would help!
Here’s my attempt at being creative. My “Bingo-like” game, FLOAT. The packet contains 4 game cards and a page of balloons to “pick” from. This activity is a VERY fun way for students to work on adjectives/descriptors expressively AND receptively. From my past experiences children LOVE being the “teacher” and that’s exactly what this activity allows for them to do while secretively practicing their language goals!
To check out my full speech and language book companion click HERE.