Shamrocks, basketball, and bunnies, oh my! There are many ways that I incorporate these spring themes into my students' goals. While my therapy sessions don't solely revolve around holidays, lesson planning around monthly themes gives me a solid base that I can expand on. Read on for ideas on how you can use these spring activities with your students, as well as how to get your free copy of these March-themed speech therapy lesson plans!
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WEEK 1: Carrots and Bunnies
ARTICULATION: Build-A-Face Bunny, Bunny Popper Companion My kids are obsessed with these build-a-face resources and I love that this one is NO PREP! Both activities can be used with mixed groups since each page can have different targets. What makes these even better is that both activities can be used to target ALL your articulation and language goals all week. It's a total win-win! 🙌
WEEK 2: Garden
ARTICULATION: Dice and Dot Spring, 50 Articulation Trials (spring page) A dirt sensory bin is the perfect way to include a hands-on activity. It might be a bit messy, but it's totally worth it! (You could even throw in some mini carrots from Hobby Lobby, but this is totally optional.) Stick some articulation cards in the dirt and let students dig away. Your students will be talking about it for weeks!
WEEK 3: St. Patrick’s Day and Basketball
Every March, I let March Madness into my room and the kids love it! We talk about mascots, look at school locations compare/contrast, etc. College athletics also lends itself to talking about the importance of patience and hard work.
BOOKS: There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Clover, The Boy Who Never Gave Up, How to Catch a Leprechaun How to Catch a Leprechaun is a student favorite (and great for groups!) I supply string and ask that my students bring in items from home like cardboard toilet paper rolls and cleaned out food containers so that they have supplies to build their own leprechaun traps. They go nuts with it and we get a LOT of language with this activity! While they're busy designing and building their traps, I can track summarizing, verbal, and written goals. Another idea is to have a “leprechaun hunt” with gold candy hidden in a pot as a fun reward! (ROLO candies or chocolate coins work well for this.)
WEEK 4: Easter Eggs
BOOKS: Click, Clack, Peep!, Happy Easter, Mouse! Click, Clack, Peep! is not only adorable, but it's also great for practicing onomatopoeia and problem/solution. The Mouse books are all classics, but this one in particular is PHENOMENAL for positional and color words!
ARTICULATION: Dice and Dot EasterThis resource is also excellent for mixed groups. It even has articulation and language targets!
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