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Angry Birds Sling Shot - A "Main Idea" Target Practice

Our clinic happens to be in Angry Birds overload lately. I know the hype may have died down, but it's abundant around here! I happen to have a 9 y/o on my caseload who has the Angry Birds bug! When I saw Speech Room News' Angry Birds activity I scooped it up! It was so successful that I decided to add a little action and movement to the mix!

I picked up this "Angry Birds Slingshot" at my local toy store for around $5. My bird doesn't make the sound effects that some of the other "models" do, but it does the trick! You could modify this and just throw an Angry Birds plush around if need be!

Here's what I did:

  1. I printed out 3 targets the size of computer paper and taped them on the wall. 
  2. I then took my grade-level reading passages and made 3 possible "main idea" options.
  3. I printed my main idea options out in a LARGE size so the client could see them.
  4. As I read the passage, the client had to think about what the main idea would be. After he decided on what the main idea was out of the 3 options, he threw the Angry Bird at that target.
  5. For each accurate answer and "hit", he got one token closer to playing Angry Birds on the iPad for 2 minutes. 

Try this out and modify it based on your needs. The kids love throwing things, and getting them up and moving in the therapy room keeps them interested!

Happy Monday!!

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