My articulation students always seem to enjoy word searches and I like using them in therapy because they are a quiet activity a student can work on while I am working with another student on their sound. Tonight I created a couple Halloween themed articulation word searches for my /r/ and /s/ kids that I can use in the coming weeks. I called them “Spooky Word Searches” in case you cannot refer to Halloween at your school or prefer not too.
Here is a preview of the /r/ word search:
The word searches are available for FREE on Teachers Pay Teachers here.
This week I pulled out my “The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything” book as my first Halloween theme activity for the month. I blogged about how much I love this book for speech therapy a few years ago. You can read that post here.
Today I had mostly articulation groups, so I hopped on Teachers Pay Teachers to see if I could find any free activities to pair with the book for my articulation groups and found a couple great activities!
First, I found the Spooky Speech: Halloween Articulation Word Lists and Activities pack from Danielle Reed. This awesome pack has Halloween theme articulation lists for several different sounds and a few activities. I used the “R” list with my 5th grade artic kids today and they really enjoyed it. I had them highlight 10 words they wanted to practice today and we used those words throughout the session. Those words will then be their homework words for the week. Because there are so many words on the list, I plan on having them keep the list all month long to highlight more words each week to work on in our session and then do for homework. Hooray for a whole month of homework planned!
My next freebie find that I will use with all my elementary groups while we are reading through “The Little Old Lady” is from Sped-Ventures Roll or Spin a Scarecrow – Fall/Halloween Center Activity. I printed out the “roll a scarecrow” page from this pack to use as a quick turn-taking game for drilling language and articulation targets. I gave each kid a blank piece of paper to draw their scarecrow and we all loved seeing their silly drawings.
Love the amazing free finds you can find on TPT!