Last week I started reading Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett (Amazon affiliate links for your convenience) in speech therapy with my students.  As a child, I loved this book! As an adult, I still love reading this book to students.

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs is a great book to use in your speech therapy sessions. There are so many great ways to expand on this book in therapy.

Why Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs Is A Great Book For Speech Therapy

  • This book has wonderfully detailed picture scenes which provide visual supports for building vocabulary.
  • There are great category themes that you can use to build on after reading the book. I love using this book to teach weather and food themes. Themes that every student has experienced.
  • Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs is creative and engaging. Kids love talking about food falling from the sky!

Extension Activities For Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs

With my older students, I used one of my templates in my Spring Print N’ Go pack to have them draw pictures of what happened in the beginning, middle and ending of the story.  They had to then retell the story to me using their pictures to help guide the way! This is a great way to have them visually see details they need such as background (i.e. clouds, snow mountain, tree, houses).

Work on visualizing with the Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs. It is a lot easier to work on story telling with visual supports

We made these fun Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs Craftivity Mobiles! While the students are coloring the food, you can talk about where the food is found, when do you eat it (i.e. breakfast, lunch), is it a fruit/vegetable, etc. This is a FREE printable in my TPT store.

Have fun with this craftivity that pairs well with the Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs in speech therapy!

You can work on using complete sentences and using vocabulary from Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs by comparing and contrasting the town of Chewandswallow with your students home town/city.

Build vocabulary and grammar while comparing and contrasting the town of Chewandswallow with your students home town!

Use blocks and pretend play food to re-enact scenes from Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs! This is a great way to work on turn taking and conversation skills with peers.

Work on pretend play skills with cloudy with a chance of meatballs speech therapy activities

More Activities I Found To Use With Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs

I found Courtney Gragg’s book companion that I will be using in therapy as well!  I also found a FREEBIE activity pack that works on comprehension and vocabulary. This reading unit looks great for targeting cause-effect from Ideas By Jivey.

What books do you like to use for teaching weather and food categories? Email me at feliceclark@thedabblingspeechie.com or comment below! I love incorporating books into my therapy and always welcome new book suggestions.

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