Looking for a fun Easter speech therapy activity to get your students up and moving!? If you are TIRED from IEP meetings and writing reports, this Easter activity is just what you need to bring back that FUN spark in speech. I needed an Easter egg language activity covering many categories and nouns describing language goals.

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What Materials You Need for the Easter Speech Therapy Activity

It would be best if you had the following supplies for this Easter speech therapy activity:


Mini trinkets from Dinky Doodads on Etsy or Speech and Smile

If you don’t have mini trinkets, you can print pictures of category items to put in the plastic eggs.

Plastic Eggs

Free Category Visuals

How to Set Up the Easter Egg Speech Therapy Activity

First, print the category visual mats and place them on the table. Then, look through your trinkets to find items that match the different category groups. Hide the mini trinkets in the plastic eggs and hide them around your speech room. Let your students search the room for the hidden eggs. Once your students collect all the eggs, you can have them open them up.

As they find trinkets, guide your students to sort them into the correct category group picture. If my students sorted one in the wrong category, we discussed why that item would not belong. We practiced describing the trinkets by attributes and using them in sentences with the visual sentence strips from my TPT store

While doing the Easter egg hunt, you can work on prepositions, identifying colors, and working as a group. Use the mini trinkets to create grammatically correct sentences, answer “what” questions, and receptively have students find items based on category groups and attribute features.

You can allow students to hide the Easter eggs around the room and give you preposition clues for where to find them.



How to Do This Easter Egg Speech Therapy Idea for a Whole Class Lesson

  • To help keep kids engaged, split the students into groups of 2-3 and had staff help lead the groups. By giving all the staff a job, you can help float and model language. 
  • Make your students share a basket. Guess what that encouraged!? It promotes working together in a group, initiating a turn, making comments, and asking questions.
  • You can coach the staff before the lesson on how to facilitate communication while hunting for eggs and give them one strategy to practice during the lesson, such as wait time or expanding an utterance. 
  • After the teams found the eggs in the room, they had to work together to open their eggs. You can have the adults keep the eggs out of arm’s distance to promote some communication temptations.
  • To add movement to the activity, lay the category visuals on the floor. Students can walk to the visuals to put the trinket in the category. Use your judgment on whether this movement will help increase engagement or get kids off task. 

What to do if your students don’t celebrate Easter?

My students LOVED this activity! They were all engaged, and the spontaneous language opportunities were high. It was great seeing the staff work alongside the students to encourage language. If you cannot celebrate Easter at your site or school, I encourage you to do this activity with a chicken theme! Tell your students that a wild chicken went loose in your room and LAID EGGS everywhere! You need their help finding all the eggs. For more chicken-themed activities, head to this blog post for a free push-in lesson plan. 


How would you use this Easter activity with your speech therapy caseload? Let me know in the comments. If you use the category visuals, tag me @thedabblingspeechie so I can see what you are up to in your speech room.