Star Wars Communication Toys: Use the Force
Seeing as my most popular post is Star Wars quotes I thought why not tap into the force and write a post on Using star wars toys, games and lightsabers in the classroom. All these have links to the products but my favourite way to gather resources is to ask fellow Jedi teachers/friends to remember my little rebel alliance when having a pre-Christmas clear out.
Prepare you must.
As I use these I will update this post with the resources I make to go with them. Sometimes playing is enough but we can often enhance the value of our resources by creating structured activities. This is especially valuable for PECS or AAC users.
The Star Wars Communication Resources.
Mr Potato Head Set of three- Buy Here.
So many opportunities for PECS use, sharing, commenting and interaction. Use a communication board to structure requests.
Colour changing storm-trooper sensory Light – Buy Here.
A pretty cheap way to brighten up a sensory space. Students can comment on the colour changes.
A set of 12 inflatable lightsabers. – Buy Here.
Good for PECS attributes especially if you have a hard plastic lightsaber as well. So you can request colours, size, texture.
Classic Star wars memory game. – Buy Here.
Who doesn’t love a memory game? Try this board to enhance the communication aspect.
Pop Up Darth Vader! – Buy Here.
No School is complete without a pop-up pirate. But this has sound effects. Again communication opportunities in requesting the colour of the lightsabers and commenting on the pop up etc.
Sphero BB8 – Buy Here.
Put your ipads to use. This can be a simple as a remote control or even to teach the basics of coding and computing.
Light saber timer toothbrush. – Buy Here.
Independence skills are an essential part of any SEN school curriculum. Lets make it more fun.