I know school is back in session and the beach is far from all of our minds…well, maybe. But I HAD to write about our recent speech therapy sessions using the beach theme! Since I work year round, I like to do a beach theme in July.
Book: There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Shell: Everyone loves the Old Lady books!
I used some fun activities from my TpT shop as well as from other SLP’s shops! I loved Panda Speech’s interactive book, “What’s in the Sand?” It’s a great activity to use with all of my clients! I have several kiddos that benefit greatly from having visuals to help them speak. If you have kiddos like that, this book is perfect!
My favorite part of the week was the craft!! I loved the sandcastles the kids made!! I found the idea on Pinterest from Crazy Speech World. It is so simple! I gave the kids a piece of blue construction paper. Then we ripped a piece of manila paper and wrote the articulation words on each piece. As the child said a word correctly 5x, we glued it onto the blue paper. I adapted the craft to fit my grammar kids. I wrote irregular past tense verbs/plural nouns on each piece. The child had to use the word correctly in a sentence before gluing it on the blue paper. This one (pictured below) worked on regular past tense verbs.
At week’s end, the kids had worked so hard! So I found mini sand bucket/shovel sets at “5 Below” for $1 each! I gave each kiddo a set as their prize for the end of the week!