Most SLPs cover at least two schools and often carry our speech therapy materials from site to site. If you are one of the lucky SLPs with only one location, you may go into classrooms or pull kids out in the hallways to do quick artic sessions.

Either way, having easy-to-travel therapy materials is nice to have on hand! Today I will share pencil box speech therapy material ideas that fit compactly in your work bag and help you have engaging therapy!

Four Pencil Box Speech Therapy Material Ideas for Your Caseload

Use your pencil box to make fun stamp-it-out activities with either kinetic sand or play dough. You need a set of stamp letters and any picture-word task cards. The picture task cards in this photo are from the Letter Stamp Articulation Sets. Your students can stamp out words that have their speech sound or are related to their language goals.

Lakeshore learning is the set that I have for these activities. You can get lowercase and uppercase. If you are looking for letter stamps on Amazon, this one looks great (Amazon affiliate link)!

Use these pencil box speech therapy material ideas to help you have activities that fit in your work bag!

Quick Artic Speech Sound Pencil Box Speech Therapy

Use these pencil box speech therapy material ideas to help you have activities that fit in your work bag!

If you do quick artic groups in hallways at your school, having materials you can carry in one hand is nice!

Or, when running mixed groups, you can create individual speech sound station activities that your students can do while working with other kids in the group. Making a quick drill kit is one way to have everything ready to go. You can put your flashcards, visual cues, clickers, and anything else you can fit in the pencil box!

Here are some of the items that I fit in mine:

Articulation flipbooks – just print 4 to a page. See this demo on Instagram. Try the /l/ flipbook for free.

Magnetic wand and chips (Amazon affiliate links)

Speech word list flashcards – try this set for free

Finger Hand Tally Counters (Amazon affiliate)

Plus Plus Blocks (Amazon affiliate)

Mini trinkets – check out this blog post for how to use dinky doodads

Use these pencil box speech therapy material ideas to help you have activities that fit in your work bag!

What else could you fit in the pencil box for quick artic sessions? Share in the comments.

If you want a larger box, I have a blog post about staying organized with your speech sound goals using Michael’s container HERE.

Check out this blog post on more articulation station activities.

Make Pencil Box Sensory Bins for Speech Therapy

Use these pencil box speech therapy material ideas to help you have activities that fit in your work bag!

Another pencil box speech therapy material idea is to make pencil box sensory bins! You can check out my Instagram replay LIVE video, where I share the pros and cons of this type of container.

Use any sensory bin filler and materials on hand to make travel-sized sensory bins. Some of my favorite materials for these sized bins are from TOOBS or wild republic. And, you can find some entertaining accessories with cake decoration kits. Check out this beach sensory bin idea. It would work perfectly for a pencil box sensory bin!

One way to use your sensory bin companions in a pencil box is to print your images four to a page. It will save some paper and make the printables smaller, so they fit in the pencil box!

Use the themed verbs and vocabulary flashcard resources in the Themed Therapy SLP membership to make pencil box sensory bins. 

Create Pencil Box Play-Based Toy Sets for Speech Therapy

Kids love using toys in therapy and doing pretend play activities. So, why not make some pencil box play-based toy sets to use in your speech and language sessions? You can create a fun dog play set using a mini dog set from Dollar Tree or figurines from this pretend play dog set (Amazon affiliate link.)

Some other mini toy sets you can put in a pencil box are from the Calico Critters toy line. You can store your toy dollhouse furniture in your therapy room and take the necessary pieces!

You can find other dollhouse furniture sets like this one that could fit in the pencil box. What other play-based pretend play sets could you make? I would love to hear your ideas!

Use these pencil box speech therapy material ideas to help you have activities that fit in your work bag!

What pencil box speech therapy material ideas do you have for SLPs?

Use these pencil box speech therapy material ideas to help you have activities that fit in your work bag!

It’s fun to collaborate with other SLPs to get more ideas for how to use an item. So, I want to know, “What pencil box speech therapy material ideas do you have to share?” Let me know if you use pencil boxes to store materials or create activities for your students in the comments.

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