Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Crayola Create & Color

Coloring sure is fun for kids, but it can be too time-consuming within speech and language sessions (unless it's carefully structured).  However, what if you could use a session to help students create a coloring page that they can complete at home?

You can do exactly that with Crayola Create & Color.  This is a super-cool FREE site kids can use to combine Backgrounds, Pictures (i.e. associated or silly items inserted into the background), and word/thought balloons.  The process of creating the printable coloring pages is a great context to develop spatial concepts, proposition use (for an App-lication of this type of activity, see Smarty Ears' House of Learning), description and story grammar.  Sending the pages home would be a nice opportunity to generalize and further practice skills with parents. How psyched will kids be when they tell their parents they created their own coloring book?

1 comment:

  1. I found it a fun family craft - it just isn't something you can let kids do on their own while you try to fold laundry.