One of my favorite therapy activities is reading Sam’s Sandwich by David Pelham. I have 5 of his books! Warning these books can gross out some children (and parents). In the first book mischievous Sam sneaks yucky bugs into his sister’s sandwich. This book targets so many goals and can be read to children from preschool to 5th grade.
After reading the book and answering questions we made pretend sandwiches (toy sandwich by Melissa and Doug). If you really want to be creative and fun you can bring pretend bugs and hide them in the sandwich that you make!
Goals you can target while reading this book: 1) rhyming words 2) articulation 3) language – vocabulary, categories, inferences, predicting, and more! This week I targeted the “s” sound with a client during one session and in another client’s session we answered “wh” questions about the story.
As you can see we had a lot of fun during this activity!