I love using video in speech therapy. There are so many uses of video when students or clients struggle to describe, explain, or answer Wh-questions. Another fun way to spark conversation is to use “absurd images.” Showing a student a picture of something that could not be real is a great way to get them talking. For example, an image of a duck wearing roller skates could make a quieter student laugh and then discuss what’s wrong with the image.
Imagine combining both to really get students chatting during speech!
I’ve found 10 wordless videos that use absurdity that you can use to teach students how to use describing words. I think that the use of stop motion is so interesting. Also these videos would work best with middle school and high school-age students.
As usual, you should preview every video before you share them with students because you want to know the video content, but also to preview any ads that pop up. Your students and you will really enjoy these videos:
1. Western Spaghetti – I never knew spaghetti could be so inedible!
2. Fresh Guacamole – Guacamole in a very different way!
3. Game Over – Gaming like never seen before
4. Counterfeit Pizza – I would never eat this pizza!
5. Submarine Sandwich – Beyond weird!
6. Honda “Paper” – Such a beautifully made video!
7. Honda “The Power of Ridgeline” – I imagine this one would have taken forever!
8. Magic Water – This video is just plain fun!
9. Bottle – One of the sweetest videos I’ve seen in a long time
10. The cake is a lie – The caption is 100% true!
I hope you enjoy them!