Back-To-School Themed Books for Speech
Lola Goes to School by Anna McQuinn
The Pigeon Has to Go to School by Mo Willems
I Got School Spirit by Connie Schofield-Morrison
The King of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes
The Pout Pout Fish Goes to School by Deborah Diesen
Suki’s Kimono by Chieri Uegaki and Stephane Jorisch
The Sandwich Swap by Queen Rania of Jordan Al Abdullah
Back-To-School Speech Therapy Activities for Younger Students
No need to look further for back-to-school speech therapy activities for your preschool and early elementary students.
Check out the Themed Therapy SLP membership if you need activities with a back-to-school theme. You can have a toy guide, printables, Google Slides, open-ended activities, themed therapy cheat sheets, book cheat sheets, and no print materials to help you teach school vocabulary and concepts with your Prek-5th grade caseload. Sign up HERE.
For toys to use in play-based speech therapy sessions, check out some of these back-to-school toy sets (affiliate links are included):
Melissa and Doug School Bus Play Set
School Toy Play Sets to work on pretend play while talking about school vocabulary
Back-To-School Picture Scenes
Materials that include picture scenes allow for practice with the themed vocabulary and are easy to adapt for many goals. You can use speech words for your student’s target sounds, building MLU and morphology, answering wh-questions, CORE words, story retelling, and describing.
Here are some picture scene materials that include a school theme:
Check out this blog post for more ways to use picture scenes in speech therapy.
Back-To-School Speech and Language Activities That Are Digital
If you are on the hunt for digital activities that follow a back-to-school theme, here are some great materials to check out:
Use back to school GIFS on Google Slides – check out this tutorial for how to add them, skip to around the 8 minute mark to see the step-by-step directions
Crafts for a Back-To-School Theme
Some engaging simple back-to-school crafts can be just what your mixed group or whole class lesson needs! You can work on functional goals or glue/write students speech or language targets on the back of the craft.
When you join the annual subscription for the Themed Therapy SLP membership, you get No Print Visual Craft Directions for each theme. For back-to-school, you get a pencil craft and a school bus.
There is also this FREE backpack craft that you can use to discuss your student’s speech and language goals.
Language Activities to Teach School Vocabulary
If you are looking for language activities to support your back-to-school theme, check out the following resources:
Back to School Prek-5th Grade Unit – when you purchase an annual membership, you get access to all the themes at once. This is part of the August themed membership unit.