Wednesday, March 14, 2018

St. Patrick's Day Activities for Speech and Language

Hi speechies!

Have you figured out yet how much I LOVE themed therapy?! This week in speech we are doing all things St. Patrick's Day!

I have 3 activities that I want to share with y'all that we're doing this week. So far (the week is halfway over) the kiddos are LOVING them!

one. Read How to Catch a Leprechaun and build a leprechaun trap

We started off the session by reading the story and then we moved into our game. The kiddos LOVED building their own traps! So we rolled a dice and whatever number was rolled was the piece of the trap that was earned. We took turns rolling until we earned all of the trap pieces then we worked together to build the trap. I let the kids decide how they thought the trap should be put together. This activity targeted social skills, turn taking, and elicited a TON of language!

You can grab the game board here.

two. Pot of gold hunt

For this one, I hid a pot of gold (aka a plastic cauldron recycled from Halloween filled with chocolate gold coins) somewhere on our school campus. I also hid a few clues from "Lenny the Leprechaun" around campus. As a group we read the clues and worked through solving them. The kids were SO engaged and we worked on turn taking, sharing ideas, and following directions.

You can grab this activity here.

three. Social Behavior Sort and Dash

This is what I did with my older crowd. I set up 2 pots of gold (sans gold, lol) and labeled one unpredictable behavior and the other predictable behavior. I called 2 students up and gave them each a social scenario card. Each student read their card aloud and decided (in their head) whether it was "predictable" or "unpredictable." I counted "3-2-1-go" and they dashed down to the pots and put their card in the appropriately labeled pot. This was obviously SUPER engaging and we worked on social skills!

You can grab this activity here.

What did you do in your speech room for St. Patrick's Day?


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