My free Thanksgiving or Fall themed articulation activities for /s/, /z/, and /r/ are now up on Teachers Pay Teachers. Click here to get them.
It includes Thanksgiving/fall themed lists of 30 words for /s/, /z/, and /r/. I use the lists for the whole month and have my students highlight 10 words each week as their words to practice that week and do as homework.
It also includes a bingo game that has Thanksgiving/fall words that have both an /s/ or /z/ and an /r/ sound so it is perfect for mixed articulation groups.
November is almost here! That means putting away all my Halloween activities and pulling out Thanksgiving and fall themed activities. Once again, Teachers Pay Teachers has been a treasure trove of free activities that I can use in speech therapy this month.
First up, Thanksgiving Bingo Create Your Own Luck from Jason’s Online Classroom. What I love about this bingo board set is that kids get to make their own bingo boards with the cute pictures. I use the “creating” of the bingo boards time to target following and giving directions (i.e. “first glue the pumpkin, then glue the scarecrow”, “glue the turkey under the apples). Once the bingo boards are created, it is easy to target several language or articulation goals while playing. I will pull out a picture and ask a “wh” question as the clue (i.e. “What month is Thanksgiving in?”) or for kids that are working on describing I will have them pull out a picture and have them give a clue (i.e. this is something that changes color and falls from trees).
Next, is the Thanksgiving Roll A Turkey Freebie. I love this style of game because you can work on any goal while playing it. It is similar to the Roll a Scarecrow game that I wrote about in my Halloween Freebies Post.
I also found two nice freebies for prepositions (Thanksgiving Preposition Concept Matching Game) and following directions (Thanksgiving Following Directions Freebie).
Finally, for my students that are working on describing similarities and differences I found the Thanksgiving Compare Contrast Cards.
I am working on a Thanksgiving/fall articulation freebie that I will hopefully be able to get posted soon!
Update: My S/Z/R Sound Thanksgiving/Fall Freebie is now up on TPT. Click here to get it. It includes word lists and bingo games.
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!