And oh. my. goodness. I am loving this idea that I came across from Second Story Window. It's called a busy bag exchange, and I am digging this in so many ways.
Another reason that I am in love with this idea is that it's an excuse to have a party...aaannnd to revamp it to make it more relevant for us, a speechie party!! The premise behind the bag exchange is similar to that of a cookie exchange (if you've ever been to one of those around Christmas time).
Each person signs up to make and bring enough bags for the amount of people going. In our case, it might be speech therapy material bags (handmade activities would probably be the most economical). Everyone gets together and explains their bags and gives them out. Soooo, if 10 people come to the party, you'd walk away with 10 new therapy activities! Cool, right? Check out more ideas and tips on how to host over at Second Story Window.
I think one of my speechie friends and I are in the process of setting up one of these bag exchanges! Be sure and stay tuned for what we come up with. :) Oh, and if you decide to have a party of your own, pretty puh-lease email me a pic so I can feature it!
What do you think? Are you as excited about this idea as I am? I really wish I lived close to all of you. Then we could have one gigantic party! ;)