"I Spy" Nature Walk Activity And Craft - thedabblingspeechie

Today, I wanted to share a cute idea for how to use your left over toilet paper rolls in therapy.  I am always saving my toilet paper rolls because there are SOOOOOO many craft projects that you can find on pinterest.  I have been saving my toilet paper rolls for a couple of months because I wanted to do this fun outdoor activity using the recycled toilet paper rolls as binoculars!  When Spring time hits Sacramento, I want to be outside as much as possible because the weather is beautiful and perfect!

Slide2You can keep the two toilet paper rolls together with a little piece of tape.

Slide4Use your rolls to help measure how long your strip of construction paper needs to be.  I used 11 x 17 in. construction paper.  Any color you have on hand will do!

Slide3Put lines of glue alone the toilet paper rolls and wrap the construction paper around.  I used paperclips to help keep the paper in place until the glue dries.

binoculars cutie pieI punched some holes in the binoculars with my hole puncher and used some left over string to make a strap for the binoculars to hang around the child’s neck.

I spy funToday we used our binoculars to look for our speech sounds and my language kiddos used my Spring Time Grammar Vocabulary Activities to make grammatically correct sentences, and found items by attributes and prepositions.  The kids loved used the binoculars and I let my students decorate them with stickers at the end of the session.

fun freebieNext week, we are going to be using our binoculars to go on an “I Spy” Nature Walk BINGO and we will also be making books about our nature walk!  Each student gets their own sheet.  Using the binoculars you made, take the students on a nature walk around the school.  The students can cross off any items that they find along the way.  Then, they can draw pictures in their nature book about what they saw!!  Grab this FREEBIE in my TPT store!

What do you have planned for the next few weeks?  I would love to see some pictures, so tag me on instagram @thedabblingspeechie!

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