What you'll need:
- Rice Krispies
- Butter (I used Country Crock)
- Instructions/targeted verb cards
I printed out my own version of instructions with our targeted verbs and accompanying pictures so that the steps would be easy for my client to follow.
While we were working on a step I would emphasize what we were doing: "we are scooping butter." After we finished that step I would say "we are all done scooping" and ask, "what did we do?" This made it clear that I was looking for the past tense version of the verb that we were targeting. If my client got stuck I would remind him what sounds we put on the ends of our action words (in this case a "t" sound->"Scooped").
We worked on production at the sentence level, but the activity could easily be modified for sentences or conversation.