Drop’n rocks for R’s

“Drop’n rocks” is an activity for distributive practice and/or generalization for r’s.  There are many different ways to play “drop’n rocks,” these are just a few I’ve tried so far.

Supplies you will need:

  1. Rocks & String
  2. First, tie a piece of string into a circle.
  3. Gather up various colors, sizes, shapes, and textures of rocks.

How to play Drop’n Rocks:

  1. Have the child lay down the string.  Have them label “string.”  They can talk about putting down the string.  You can have them make shapes out of the string.
  2. The child chooses a rock and drops it, trying to make it into the middle of the string.
  3. Targets!
    • String, drop, rock, rough, first, my turn, your turn
    • Descriptive words for rock:  smooth, shiny, rough, sharp, etc.
    • Where did the rock drop?  Inside, outside, off the table, on the floor

What are some other ideas for this activity?

I want to thank Kay Gieseke, from Apraxia Dallas, a private practice that specializes in Childhood Apraxia of Speech.  She taught me this fun activity. I will always be thankful for her willingness to teach me how to help my clients/students!  She truly helped me on the path!  THANK YOU!