February 05, 2013

Graffiti in the Speech Room!

be a rebel: draw on the table in your speech room!

I found this idea on Pinterest (where else?!) and loved it! You can draw/color/write on your table using Sharpie paint pens!

The original post used this idea in place of name plates for her student desks. I used it to:

*tally artic productions

*play tic-tac-toe

*draw pictures of our target artic words, then shake dice and see how many times to produce the word

*make sentences out of the words we drew (we took pics with the iPad to 'save' our work for the future)

*fill-in-the-blank sentence completion

*write answers to multiple choice wh-questions

*draw picture prompts for story comprehension

*doodle as a quick end-of-session reward

To erase the paint, color over it with an Expo dry erase marker and wipe clean with a tissue, or clean with rubbing alcohol (the rubbing alcohol is quicker!)

Leave a comment: Have you ever done real graffiti anywhere? 


  1. I love this idea and my students will too!


    1. I'm so glad! Since posting this, I have discovered that rubbing alcohol is MUCH easier for clean-up than using the expo marker method. Have fun!