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Holidays Adaptive Books Special Education Christmas Nursery Rhymes Speech


☃ Check out this Winter holiday adaptive book for special education or preschool, an adaptation of the Nursery Rhyme “5 Little Candy Canes.” This simple counting and rhyming activity is perfect for preschool, special education, ABA, and speech and language activities. Add to your Christmas activities with this fun!

Activities include core words, rhyming, counting to 5. Great as a speech and language goal or functional communication using core words vocabulary with Boardmaker™ symbols or even as a guided reading activity for a new reader.

Why this?
✔️ Fun and playful for your littles!
✔️ Work on speech skills with rhymes
✔️ Encourages early counting skills
✔️ Enhances functional communication
✔️ Flexible with print and digital formats


  • Digital links to Boom™ Cards, Google™ Slides activities
    Boom playable preview CLICK HERE

    • Hear and participate in the adapted nursery rhyme, perfect for holiday or Christmas activities with audio, simple drag-and-drop, and counting up and down to 5.
  • Printable PDF
    • Same content in color AND black-and-white (color to laminate and reuse, b&w for everyone to have their own copy)
    • One-page set of sentence strips with numbers 1-5 with the core words “I see,” “I want,” “There is.” (use these on little rings, carried on a lanyard, to use to prompt communication throughout the day)

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For Google™ products

► You will need Google Drive in order to access this resource. Your students will also need Google accounts so they can access the activity if you are assigning to them.
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► If your school district has Google access blocked, you can choose to have the resource added to a personal Google account and then share it with your school account.

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