Check out this Color Sorting Jar Activity designed by Lavinia Pop from In My World! This printable activity includes four different color jars: red, orange, yellow, and green. It also includes sixteen different corresponding images, four for each color jar.
To create the color sorting jar, you cut around the edges of each color jar. Then, you cut out all of the color pictures. Once all the pictures are cut out, you can mix and start sorting the objects into the same color jar! You can also use the jars for sorting different color objects from home or the classroom.
We recommend printing the activity on cardstock or laminating the jars and objects for longer use.
To download this free printable clickhere. For more fun activities and ideas, you can read the full post from In My World here!
If Cookie Monster could play any math literacy game, we’re sure this free Cookie Jar Number Matching activity would be the winner! This free printable from Totschooling.net includes three representations of numbers one through ten to help build counting and number recognition skills.
To play, all you have to do is print all the pages and cut out each cookie individually. You can then have the student either match cookies to the jar containing the written names of the numbers or the jar containing the corresponding numerals. If you want to make the activity even more challenging, you can print out an extra numeral jar or an extra number name jar page and cut out each circle to create more options to match!
You can download the free printable by clicking here and don’t forget to share with us all the other creative ways you and your students build math literacy skills!
Help teach your students on the spectrum about social distance and intimacy using this free Circles Program from the Geneva Centre for Autism! The program is based on six concentric circles that represent varying degrees of closeness, from the relationship one has with oneself to strangers.
The program includes:
A reminder card that details the meaning of each concentric circle
Six individual circle cards that identify common behaviors, feelings and actions appropriate to each circle
As well as a tip sheet to help instructors use the visuals effectively
To download the reminder card, circle cards and tip sheet, click here and don’t forget to share what activities and visuals have helped your students’ social learning by leaving a comment below!
While these fortune tellers may not be able to tell your future, they are sure to help your children with autism develop their social skills! This free printable, created by Joel Shaul from Autism Teaching Strategies, makes social learning fun by having students pair up and offer conversation starters using a Social Skills Fortune Teller. All you have to do is print, cut, fold and play!
The activity comes with separate templates to make six different fortune tellers. Each of the templates help students work on the following skills:
Talking about emotions
As well as self-help strategies for teasing and bullying.
For further tips, instructions for use, and to download this free printable, click here and don’t forget to share all the other fun ways you and your students have fun developing social skills by leaving a comment below!
Get creative with this free number sorting activity designed by Lavinia Pop from In My World! This crayon inspired printable includes five different representations of a single number. These symbols include line segments, dots, words, finger counting, as well as numerals.
To create the crayon pouches, simply cut around the outer edges and fold along the dotted center line. Then glue, tape or staple the remaining bottom and side edges. Once complete, cut out all the crayons and mix to start sorting!We recommend printing the activity on cardstock or laminating the crayons and pockets for longer use.
To download this free printable click here and for more math literacy activities and ideas, you can read the full post from In My World here!
Looking for a simple tool to help improve your student’s handwriting skills? Check out this super easy, DIY solution from Sugar Aunts called the Spatial Awareness Button Buddy! This tool helps youngsters accurately space letters and words within a sentence using a small Popsicle stick and a button.
Simply glue a button to one end of a Popsicle stick and instruct the student to lay the Button Buddy on its side to indicate where they should place the next letter as shown in the photo below.
Once the child has completed a word, ask them to lay the Button Buddy flat on their paper, with the button right next to their last letter. Show them that the space between each word is as long as the width of a button and have them write their next word on the opposite side of their Button Buddy.
Continue on until your little writer has mastered their new spatial awareness skills and can write full sentences without their Button Buddy!
For more spatial awareness activities and ideas, read the full article from Sugar Aunts here. Otherwise, let us know what other crafts and activities you have come up with to help your students improve their handwriting in the comments section!
Start Autism Awareness Month on a sweet note with this gum ball alphabet matching activity! This free, easy-prep printable from lifeovercs.com and 123 Homeschool 4 Me helps young learners build strong letter recognition skills by asking them to match lowercase letter gumballs with uppercase letter gumball machines. All you have to do is print, cut and play!
Once your student gains mastery and confidence in their letter matching skills, consider asking them to complete the following more advanced tasks:
Sort the letters alphabetically
Sort vowels from consonants
Flip all the cards over for an instant memory letter matching game!
To make sure that your letters last, we recommend printing the activity on cardstock or laminating the letters for longer use.
You can download this free printable here, but don’t forget to let us know in what other ways you and your students utilized this alphabet activity in the comments section!
Crisp sunny days and cool nights mean that Fall is really on its way. The changing weather is a great opportunity to work on some seasonal activities with your kids. We found two wonderful little do-it-yourself fall craft projects for parents and teachers to engage in with their kids this season.
Dr. Carrie Wells over at Huppie Mama came up with an adorable Paper Plate Owl project that requires no more than just a few easy-to-find materials:
Samantha at Stir the Wonder came up with an apple-themed project that introduces various tactile sensations to young kids. Colored in red, yellow, and green, these Apple Sensory Cards can be used to incorporate a variety of textures, such as bumpy, smooth, rough, and soft, all with the following materials:
Share the awareness for Autism in the classroom, office, or room at home with this adorable cut-and-fold “I Love Someone with Autism” paper dog. We came across this easy-to-assemble template and thought we’d share it with all of you to display in the spirit of Autism Awareness Month.
Holding a heart-shaped sign with the words “I Love Someone with Autism,” and with a rainbow autism awareness ribbon on his right ear, this cut-and-fold toy dog can be a wonderful display on a desk or side table in your classroom, office, or room.
Some other great ways to incorporate Autism Awareness into this template can be to (before folding and gluing):
Draw and color in puzzle pieces on the dog template
Personalize it as a gift to someone special by writing a message