Check out this video for more ideas and materials I use for my “Ocean Life” theme.
A therapy favorite is my stuffed shark “Bruce”. He is from the movie Finding Nemo. I have had him for a long time so his tail no longer moves back and forth, but he still talks when you open his mouth. Most of my kids enjoy opening his mouth and feeding him. A few of the younger kids have been a little afraid of him, but enjoy watching me feed him and make him swim around the room. We target many goals: learning and using core words (open, close, in, out, eat), using prepositions (in, out), producing sentences (i.e., Open your mouth. I want to feed you. Eat the fish.), and any articulation goal (i.e., putting items in his mouth that have the targeted sound).