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Walk the Line! A No-Prep Speech Therapy Activity


Let’s be honest. You might be the most organized, plan oriented speech and language pathologist that ever existed. But some activities, some days, some sessions… just DON’T go according to the plan. And sometimes you don’t even have a plan and just have to “wing it”. This is one of those activities, except it turned into a hit and now I use this simple duct tape line almost every day in a variety of ways!

I originally taped this line on my floor to target 1 & 2 step directions. I created this simple page for parents to replicate the activity at home and it was a hit! You can easily target so many concepts, verbs, and directions from something so simple!


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I’ve found simple and fun homework is definitely the most successful for carryover and it doesn’t get much easier than a duct tape line!

Walk the Line Freebie


Below is an example of what the line looks like in my room:


Simple, right??

After having the line up a few days, I now use the line every single day, mostly for movement breaks. I love standing on one end while a student stands on the other and throwing a weighted ball back and forth! We also take turns doing silly movement actions across it! I typically incorporate movement breaks in my session every 10-15 minutes for most of my groups and for some reason, this line has become a staple for these breaks!

My articulation groups have had fun lining up articulation cards on the line and driving cars on them! Or putting cards across the line and jumping down the line practicing the words they jump over! So fun, so easy.

Hope you enjoy your freebie and your parents do too! Keep it simple!

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5 Comment

  1. Reply
    March 28, 2016 at 10:54 PM

    Just curious, how long are your sessions? Our are twenty minutes ?

    1. Reply
      March 28, 2016 at 11:21 PM

      Depends on the student! Anywhere from 5-30 minutes, most are 20-30 though!

  2. Reply
    March 30, 2016 at 2:44 PM

    You are amazing. Thanks for reminding me to keep things simple, and that kids love simple, fun things. Thanks for sharing this idea!

    1. Reply
      March 30, 2016 at 5:53 PM

      Thanks for your comment!! Absolutely! Simple is absolutely best 🙂

  3. Reply
    April 8, 2016 at 4:07 AM

    Hi Shannon! Thanks for such a simple but fantastic idea! Sometimes, I just can’t see that. It’s indeed very important to see the simple ways out.

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