Shamrocks, basketball, and spring-themed speech and language! There are several ways I incorporate these themes into my student’s goals. No, my entire day does not revolve around holiday activities, but I do like to have all my activities sorted out so I’m not throwing darts planning therapy – sort of a “base plan.” You can download this calendar below. Here are some ideas for March Lesson Plans For Speech Therapy!
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I do incorporate books in therapy as much as possible. You can read my post about my favorite spring picture books. During the course of the week, we will read it several times- focusing on different concepts. For the first week of March, I will use the book, Bear Wants More. This book is too cute and you can download the book companion to use with it! It’s a fun jump start to spring. For articulation and language, use the Spring Match and Say Articulation and Language Activities.
The 2nd Week – March Speech Therapy
During the second week, I incorporate the book, How To Catch A Leprechaun. This one is so fun. I’ve had groups with goals of summarizing and verbal or written expression try to come up with their own Leprechaun trap! It’s a fun way to be creative. I often bring in recycled toilet paper rolls and cleaned out food containers along with string, etc. to let them design a trap! They go nuts with it and we get a LOT of language with this activity! Another idea is to come up with a “leprechaun hunt” and have some gold candy like ROLOs hidden in a pot somewhere as a fun reward! St. Patrick’s Build-A-Face is a fun no prep activity that covers articulation and language goals (perfect for mixed groups as the pages are all designed the same but each has different targets).
If you’re looking for a fun craft, print off the shamrock and horseshoe crafts for Dice and Dot. Kids will love making these – you can display them in your room to show off their hard work then send home to parents!
The 3rd Week – March Speech Therapy
For the third week of March, I use one of my favorite books, Up In The Garden and Down In The Dirt by Kate Messner. This is included in my Spring Book Companions also. A fun activity would be to have a dirt sensory bin. I’ve seen some cute mini carrots at Hobby Lobby you could add to it. Stick in some articulation cards and let them dig! I will also still do St. Patrick’s Day Dice and Dot and St. Patrick’s Day Match and Say! Both are NO PREP.
The 4th Week – March Speech Therapy
Finally, for the last week of March, I get into a little basketball madness with my kids. We talk about mascots, look at school locations compare/contrast, etc. I love the book about Michael Jordan, Salt In His Shoes. It is a beautiful story about patience and hard work! We also get out the basketball 50 or 100 Trials while we practice some articulation words! Kids also love the Spring Dice and Dot! No prep is my jam!
You can enter your email below and I’ll send you my March Therapy Themes calendar to print! It has several spaces for you to add your own therapy plans, a to-do list, and spaces at the top for you to write down any screenings or meetings you need to remember for the month! Text in blue has links for you! If you’d like editable calendars to create your own, see these in my TpT store.