I love using a monster theme in speech therapy during the October month. There are a lot of fun resources you can use with a monster theme.
Monsters are silly and fun! Monster activities for speech therapy are great for describing by attributes and using in sentences. Some of my monster finds were from amazon, my favorite online place to shop (affiliate links are included in this post).
Monster Activities For Speech Therapy
I like to make fun monster puppets to use in speech therapy. You can either have the kids make them or you can make your own set!
I use the monster puppets to follow directions with basic concepts. When I work on basic concepts with my monsters, I use my playhouse. We can target: on the bed, next to the bed, under the bed, etc.
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We also make our own monsters with playdoh! These are perfect for describing by attributes, singular/plural verb tenses and noun/verb agreement. The monster has one eyeball. The monster has two eyeballs.
Monster Sticker Book from Peaceable Kingdoms is great for following directions while building your own monster. You can also work on describing the monster and answer who questions about the monsters.
Make your own monster craft! Cut up different shapes on different colored construction paper and students can design their own monster. You can have all the students create a story about their monster or use the monster to create grammatically correct sentences. Here are some FREE printables from Somewhat Simple.
Create a monster sensory bin! Here is an example from The Chaos and Clutter. I think it would be really fun for my little guys and gals.
Monster Books For Speech Therapy
I Need My Monster by Flashlight Press
You can also find this book on youtube from Storyline Online for free!
The Little Shop of Monsters by R.L. Stein
Tickle Monster by Compendium
Monster Games For Speech Therapy
Monster Bowling by Melissa and Doug can be a great reinforcer for any skill. Your students working on functional communication can work on requesting more, waiting, and making comments such as “I knock down.”
Twist and Match Monster Game from Learning Resources can be adapt to describe monsters by attributes or have one student give directions to another student about what monster to create.
What monster activities do you love to do in therapy? I would love to know! If your are looking for more Halloween ideas, check out what I did last year HERE. I am a big fan of Halloween crafts that can be paired with lots of books that you can check out HERE (free craft template printables).