November 12, 2012

As Easy as a Bucket

A simple reinforcer for any activity

I wanted to share one of the easiest reinforcers I have found. It works with many ages, and can be used for a large variety of activities. It's a bucket. That's it!

I found this trash can at the dollar store and have been using it for about 4 years now. When I am working with a student using flash cards, articulation cards, or small objects, I simply have them "throw away" the card/object after we are finished using it.  Or they collect the cards they articulate correctly and try to toss them into the bucket (without the lid) and see how far away they can still make tosses.

They love it! I think the swinging top has a lot to do with the "fun factor". It's kind of silly how simple this is, but I feel I got a big bang for my buck with this trash can. I highly recommend it!

Leave a Comment: What quick and easy reinforcement activities do you use?


  1. I LOVE this idea! And I especially love a cheap and easy find that turns into such a treasure in the speech room! Thanks for sharing!
    ~Orlanda at The Dynamic Duo

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'm glad you like this idea.

  2. How simple and yet so smart!!! I never thought of this. Awesome idea! Thanks for sharing. P.S. I'm your newest blog member...hooray!!! :)