It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!🎄I know that things can get a bit crazy this month due to class parties and events, so I try my best to stay flexible for schedule changes. Although most of you will only be working for the first part of December, I have still included four weeks of ideas to give you a variety of options to pick and choose from. (I also know that many of my fellow SLPs working in private clinics will benefit from a full month of lessons!) I hope that this post helps you stay organized through the end of the year. Read on for ideas about how you can use these Christmas-themed books and activities with your students. You can also enter your name and email to snag your FREE copy of these December speech therapy lesson plans!
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Week 1: Santa and Elves
BOOKS: Santa Bruce,The 12 Sleighs of Christmas, How Santa Got His Job The 12 Sleighs of Christmas makes my 8 favorite Christmas books! It's filled with amazing vocabulary, as well as story recall and compare/contrast opportunities. This blog post discusses how I use each book in speech. The post even includes a FREE Christmas Language bookmarks download!
LANGUAGE: Santa Popper Companion, Read and Review- Christmas, Digital Build-A-Santa This digital Build-A-Santa is interactive and NO PREP! Students will love customizing a photo of themselves using moveable props in Google Slides. It can be assigned in Google Classroom, making this a great option for your teletherapy sessions!
Week 2: Gingerbread and Reindeer
BOOKS: Olive, the Other Reindeer, The Gingerbread Girl Getting its title as a clever play on words from the “Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer” song, Olive, the Other Reindeer is a Christmas classic! Not only is is adorable, but it has great vocabulary, plot, and other language goals that you can target.
ARTICULATION: Reindeer Popper Companion, 100 Articulation & Apraxia Trials, Dice & Dot Christmas The articulation and apraxia trials are great for working toward higher reps in speech. Not only will this push your students, but it's also an evidence-based practice! The Dice and Dot is a no-prep option, which I'm all about during this busy time of year. It also comes with picture and word level options AND works with mixed groups. #slpwin
Week 3: Christmas
BOOKS: I Got the Christmas Spirit, Mooseltoe, Bear Stays Up for Christmas If you have this week off, you can still review these books and activities so you have even more options to mix into your lessons earlier in the month! Bear Stays Up for Christmas is one of my all-time favorite Christmas books to use in speech. It's packed with great vocabulary and is included in my FREE Christmas Language Bookmarks!
LANGUAGE: Build-A-Face- Santa, Match & Say Christmas These activities are both fantastic if you're looking for NO PREP options. Both of them come in printable and digital formats, which is great for teletherapy! The Build-A-Face activity includes an elf and Santa version for all your articulation and language goals.
Week 4: Christmas Trees
ARTICULATION: Christmas Popper Companion If your kids are getting stir-crazy with all the Christmas festivities, get them up and moving with this popper companion! This resource + Santa or Reindeer ball popper = high student engagement!
Enter your name and email below and I’ll send you these December speech therapy lesson plans for free! The calendar has several spots for you to add your own therapy plans, a to-do list, and room at the top for you to write down any screenings or meetings you need to remember for the month.