Hello and welcome to Twin Speech, Language & Literacy LLC and to our latest linky party with Speech-Language Pathologist bloggers and also the terrific Frenzied SLP Facebook group! Each month, the Frenzied SLPs are hosting two educational linky parties to make your life as a busy SLP better and more prepared for therapy sessions. Our linky parties are designed to help out your life! This time we are writing about some Halloween-Themed Language activities. So pull on your cape or pointed hat and take flight on your broom. We are ready to share some spooktacular language ideas for your Halloween-themed therapy sessions!
Our first Halloween treat for you is a link to this fun game board and its cute playing cards that help to advance the skills of picture description, “WH” questions, and vocabulary. It’s FREE and you don’t even have to go trick-or-treating to pick it up! Just click HERE to add some fun and friendly ghosts, witches and vampires to your work day! In the download you will find a super cute non-spooky Halloween game board, a die with markers to bring around the board, and several pages of game cards that contain the “WH” and description questions.
Our next treat of an idea is featured in the above picture. Please note the adorable Roll And Cover sheet that we obtained from Mia McDaniel’s, Putting Words In Your Mouth, Halloween Fun Pack For Speech Therapy. Everything that she makes is fun and useful and this is another example of just that! We have our students roll two dice, count the number of dots on the dice and then find the number rolled on the mat. After they identify the rolled number and answer a speech and/or language target, they get to cover up the number with a real candy corn! This activity is a favorite one for all of our little ghosts, superheroes and princesses that visit our therapy room during our Halloween-themed therapy week! 🙂
Next to Mia’s mat is an example of a token mat from Super Duper®. We keep a large variety of language and literacy related therapy cards and questions on hand during our sessions and last week we were using our new phonological awareness therapy cards that were inside of Super Duper® Phonological Awareness Fun Park ™ Game Board. We like the game board, but we particularly like the game cards because they target a large variety of phonological awareness areas e.g., phoneme rhyming, identification, discrimination, manipulation, blending, deletion, and segmenting. With this Halloween-themed activity the students were encouraged to answer a phonological awareness question and then to cover up a circle with a metal tipped token and use a magnet to pick them up once all of the circles were covered.
In this picture you can see one of the Playdough mats inside of our Spooktacular Speech, Language & Literacy Halloween-Themed Unit. This unit has these fun mats that we use for targeting verbal expression skills, but also a whole lot of other speech, language and literacy activities that would be a lot of fun to do with your pre-k level students this Halloween. Here’s a list of what can be found inside the unit:
Receptive & Expressive Language:
A Halloween language game with 20 “WH” cards that encourage the use of adjectives, the answering of questions, and vocabulary development.
Door signs, Halloween reinforcer pages, games, mazes, Halloween themed coloring and lacing pages
Therapy cards for demonstrating and practicing feelings.
A variety of concept worksheets targeting sizes.
Choose the correct first and last letter, letter identification dot page and a letter match activity.
Counting pages, number identification match and dot page
Preposition cards and worksheets. A large variety of pronoun worksheets.
Letter and word trace to copy pages.
Therapy cards for SK (like in skeleton), TR (like in trick/treat), and V (like in vampire). Also, initial, medial and final K//C (like in cat, pumpkin and black), play dough articulation mats.
Word, phrase and sentence repetition cards and activities.
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Thanks for taking a look at our post! Please go see what all of the other talented SLPs are posting about in this Halloween linky by clicking on their picture below. This linky has started over at Doyle Speech Works and that may be the best place to start at, but you can always make the choice to start at any blog. No matter where you start, we’re sure that you will want to read each and every post provided in order to add more helpful Halloween-themed language ideas and treats to your therapy drawer! And that’s no trick!
Manda & Shanda
Twin Speech, Language & Literacy LLC