Preposition and Following Direction App

This is one of my favorite apps that I have been using in teacher time to target a variety of different writing and speech skills. We use this app to work on prepositions, vocabulary, following single step and multi step directions, and sentence formation. I told you I need to multi task with my lessons. Activities that target multiple skills are the way to go! And if it’s on the iPad you KNOW my kids are instantly engaged. The magic of the iPad, right?! And to make things even better this app is free. This app is called I Can Write 2 – Where are they?

So you can pick from 4 different situations – desks, a classroom, the zoo, and a play room. There are different items or people with different locations you can place the items. I like to work in small groups or one on one with students for this app. I will provide an instruction such as “Put the erasers on the desk.” Students need to demonstrate comprehension of the direction and the preposition by correctly moving the erasers. Then we write a sentence about it at the bottom.



I like the classroom setting because there are complicated instructions such as “next to” or “in between” and it seems more abstract because it people not items. This a great real life skill to work on.


The zoo setting is cute too. One of my animal obsessed kiddos loves this one and hate working on prepositions – because it is very challenging for him! This game works perfectly because he gets to work on such a difficult concept in a motivating way!




I even like using the game with my students who are less verbal to just work on vocabulary skills. I will say find the pencil or find the lion and have them identify and move the requested item. It’s more interactive and hands on than flashcards. Click here to download in iTunes!

Let me know how you like this app if you download it!

Check out this post for my fav receptive language apps!


  1. What is the name of this app? It looks great!

  2. Looks like a great app. What is the name of the app.? By the way I am so glad I found your blog. I love to see what other life skills teachers are doing in their classroom. Sometimes sp. Ed. Teachers are kinda left to create their own curriculum and work task. I feel like I am on the right track when I see other teachers doing the same type of activities.

  3. Omigosh that would be helpful – wouldn’t it!? Totally forget that important piece of info – it’s called I Can Write 2 – Where are they? I updated the post to include a link!

  4. OOPS! It’s called I Can Write 2 – Where are they? I updated the post to include a link! Thanks Dawn – I am glad you found me too 🙂 I definitely understand how you feel. I often feel like I am all my own so it is always reassuring to see others doing similar things!

  5. The other apps in this serious are way cool, also. Thanks for sharing this app.

  6. I love it when you post your favorite apps!! REALLY makes me want to get an iPad ASAP!! 🙂

    Brie @ Breezy Special Ed


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