Here is a step by step tutorial on how to create your own spinners.
1. Come up with the idea for your spinner!
- The easiest way to make a spinner is to go to this site: the wheel of names.
- There are a ton of different spinners you can create based on your student population and your discipline. You can have student names for turn taking, exercises, yoga poses, self regulation strategies, emotions identification, music choices, pictures of certain speech sounds to practice, conversational topics or topics to write about, letters or shapes to practice – the possibilities are endless!
2. Customize your spinner
- You are able to customize the spinner even more for your specific students. You can have words only, pictures only, or pictures and words. You can adjust the colors and add (or remove) fun effects and music. See the videos below for a tutorial on how exactly to do these things.
3. Use the Spinner!
- The easiest way I have found to use the spinner is to import it into a Google Slides lesson and access it easily from there. Check out this video on how exactly to move your finished spinner into a Google Slide presentation.
A few spinners for you!
There are so many different ways you can use spinners. You can use the simple spinners I created and linked below in your sessions! Just copy the link into your next Google Slide presentation as I explained in the video above.
- Gross motor activities
- Topics to write or talk about
- Prewriting strokes or shapes to draw
- Letters to practice writing
Have fun spinning!
This blog is for informational purposes only. All wheels created on wheelofnames.com. Please supervise children appropriately.