Most of us school SLP’s have 3 weeks left before our big winter break. I love to plan holiday speech therapy activities that are hands on and interactive! Most of my kids, including me are a bit antsy around this time of year. Keeping them focused on their goals right before a big break is tough.
My Hot Chocolate Phonology pack was a great winter activity that I was able to use for the whole winter! This year, I have a lot of students working on categories and describing items by attributes, so I made a language version to add to my stash. You can grab this set HERE or by clicking the picture above!
My Speech & Language ORNAMENTS craftivity is perfect for my entire caseload. I try to find or make crafts that can cover many goals, so my whole group can work on the same activity while still tailoring it their own goals. It covers action words, speech sounds, writing templates to work on grammar (or write a letter to Santa or create a winter story),
We started decorating them this week. I just went around the group while they were “crafting” and had each person practice their target. Kids stayed busy and I was able to target goals. I even made my 5th graders get crafty! Next week, we will assemble the ornaments and use the practice ornament sheets in therapy. This is fun because they can take them home and hang on their own Christmas trees or on the fridge.
With my younger crowd, we are making winter vocabulary ornaments. You can grab this FREE bonus craftivity in my TPT store!
Winter Snowy Day Picture Scenes are a free resource in my TPT store that is great for targeting following directions, creating sentences and just positive reinforcement!
We are playing my “what does the fox say?” holiday game to target artic, describing by attributes, categories and using grammatically correct sentences. I have been saying “yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum” a lot this week! Every time the student pics a fox, they get to eat a gingerbread man!
My social skill groups will be watching Buddy the Elf movie clips to work on making impressions, expected vs. unexpected as well as using non-verbal cues to guess what others are thinking.
We will be playing my Race to 100 Holiday style games with all my articulation and language groups. My artic students have to say the amount of words that they roll, and for my language students this game is a reinforcer while they practice their language goals! Download this for FREE by clicking the photo.
This should cover me till our winter break! What do you have planned for therapy this holiday season?