The “Big Game” Football Theme in Speech Therapy

Football activities in speech therapy

Football Theme in Speech Therapy

We have fun celebrating the “BIG GAME” every February with a football theme in speech. I love Peyton Manning – former quarterback for the Colts and Broncos! I went to the University of Tennessee at the same time he was our quarterback, so we’re like BFFs…he just doesn’t know it. Anyway, I made this fun Lap Book the year he played in the Super Bowl and I update it every year. It’s an easy, interactive way to have fun with a football theme in speech therapy! 

Did you know Peyton had a cleft palate at birth? He had several surgeries to repair it…I love the tie into our speech world. You can read about it here:  http://karlschonborn.com/peyton-mannings-cleft-palate-super-bowl-qb-faced-challenges/
One language component I always focus on with my older kids is the team mascots! We research, discuss, and compare the two- this year: BUCCANEERS vs. CHIEFS. We look at WHY teams would pick those to represent their team. Look at symbolism – (a concept carries over into their literature classes!)
I also like to compare/contrast the cities (industry, climate, etc.) of the 2 teams. This year, 2021, Kansas City vs. San Fransisco – great differences here!
Here is a completed lap book – I update it every year.
Football activities in speech therapy

Football Lapbook for Speech Therapy:

  • team name and mascots
Inside –
  • Left: a short writing prompt for the student to say WHO they think will win and WHY (challenge them to come up with at least one reason.)
  • Center: a football field that you can use for descriptive writing (I used the EET method). The students can color the field after completing it.
  • Right side: a flap at the top is a pocket for their football “practice” words (get it, practice?)

If the lap book is too much, check out this football craft!

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