using Planting A Rainbow in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/s/ initial


life cycle of flowers

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

Planting A Rainbow

By Lois Ehlert

This educational and enjoyable book helps children understand how to plant bulbs, seeds, and seedlings, and nurture their growth. Lois Ehlert's bold collage illustrations include six pages of staggered width, presenting all the flowers of each color of the rainbow.

This colorful spring book can be used in speech therapy to address sequencing, predicting, and sounds including /s/ initial and /fl/! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Planting A Rainbow in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:



sequence for planting flowers


plant, rainbow, bulbs, tiger lily, tulip, daffodil, hyacinth, crocus, corm, iris, rhizome, catalogs, seeds, sprout, seedlings, sow


How do you think you can plant a rainbow?
What do you think they will do with the seeds first?
What do you think needs to happen with the soil for the bulbs to sprout?
What do you think they will do after planting the seeds?
What do you think the flowers will look like?
What will they do with the flowers?
What will they do next year?

If you are interested in seeing other spring books to use in therapy, then check out the Narrative Teaching Points Book List for a printable copy.