April Themes In Speech
I’m SO ready for SPRING! The weather is nicer here in Texas and taking my speech therapy sessions outside a bit certainly can change things up and offer some fun activities you just can’t do in the building. Do you take speech outside?
Recently I started a monthly themed planner and the response has been more than I anticipated! I’m so glad you are finding this organization of therapy helpful! The April Speech Therapy calendar is ready! Just a reminder…no, this isn’t ALL that I do in therapy. Not every session is “themed based.” I’ve linked several activities below. This post contains Amazon affiliate links if you wish to add any of the mentioned books to your personal library! Make sure you have downloaded all the free Spring Language Bookmarks to use with the books below.
The book, When Spring Comes is a timely read aloud and an excellent opportunity to work on compare/contrast with winter vs. spring – also perfect for EET writing! The book, Click Clack Peep is adorable and great for onomatopoeia and problem/solution. Bring back the poppers!! Grab the bunny popper and egg targets from this companion and you can target all your articulation and language goals all week!
I love the Bear books and Bear Wants More is perfect for springtime! I also use How To Catch The Easter Bunny. My go-to activities this week are the NO PREP, Build-A-Bunny for Articulation and Language! My kids are #obsessed with these build-a-face resources and I love that the activity is the same for everyone but when I have mixed groups everyone can work on their own goals! WIN-WIN! You can try a few free pages in the preview of the above link to my TpT store!
The book Happy Easter Mouse is a fun, quick read and PHENOMENAL for positional words and color words! Who doesn’t love the Mouse books?! I also love the book, And Then It’s Spring. More no prep activities this week with Easter Dice & Dot. This resource is also excellent for mixed groups. It has articulation and language targets!
Well, all the Easter fun is over so I focus on Earth Day – this is a great opportunity to get your kids creative juices going. I save up some food containers (egg cartons, butter tub, bottles and caps, etc) We look at them all and think of ways they can be reused. I will suggest a few and see what the kids can come up with also. This is a perfect problem/solution and inference activity. My students always look forward to making the Earth Day Lap Book also! I am obsessed with the book, BEE A Peak Through Picture Book. It is a wonderful book to integrate some tier 3 vocabulary related to science! The Usborne book, Garden is also a favorite as well. Make sure to download these FREE 50 and 100 Articulation Trials for Spring!
I hope these themed activities help you plan during this busy time of year! I mean, how many reports and referrals are you staring at???? Let me know your thoughts on the calendar in the comments below!
Download the April Calendar below!