First Day activities in Speech Therapy
Activities for younger kids in speech therapy:
The younger students get one with a boy or girl on the front cover to color while we are talking. It has several pages that tell them what speech will be like, they tell me about themselves, their family and about their classroom. It's a great way for me to get to know them (and think of activities they may like) and a chance for me to introduce the speech room and our goals. The kids LOVE putting this together and parents have told me the kids enjoy showing it to them!
Additionally, it has therapy reminder cards for them to either put in a homework folder or I have them tape it into their cubby or on their desktop so they can remember when they come to speech. This has help me immensely with students remembering to come or teachers remembering to send kids! Win-Win!
Activities for older kids in Speech Therapy
I've seen variations of the M&M “get to know you game” on Pinterest…seriously, I remember playing it in youth group at church. It's timeless. So I made one for speech. Actually, this activity doesn't have to be a “first day” only – have a Friday or holiday you need a fun activity for – this will work!