In speech therapy this week, we had our annual spiders theme. You can catch my theme review here. I added some new fun to the weekly plan this year! So let’s dive right in!
Spider Book for Speech Therapy
I added a new book to the lesson plans and I LOVED this book! “Aaaarrgghh! Spider!” will keep your kids engaged. They can help yell “Aaaarrgghh Spider!” as you read the book. Then I liked how the kids felt bad for the spider when she didn’t feel wanted. So sweet!
For articulation drill, I used a simple activity from Panda Speech. It’s an open ended activity that you just need an ink pad for. I used my dot paints instead and drew legs on the spiders. You can grab it free in her TpT store!
I added 3 new spider themed products to my TpT store this week too! One of my most popular products, vocabulary smash mats, was added with a spider twist! I love to use interactive booklets in my therapy sessions. They keep my little ones’ attention as well as help address goals. You can find my newest one “Spiders on a Web” that addresses colors, the concept of “on” and increasing MLU in the TpT store. My last new product are my make and take booklets. This set of booklets addresses different quantity concepts such as the concept of 3 and “more.”
I added a new craft and gave a new spin on an old craft. The first was the web of sounds. It was pretty simple. I cut white strips of paper and wrote target words on four of them. Those were glued in a “snowflake” pattern on the paper as the child said each word. You could stop there and glue the spider on (black pompom, 2 wiggle eyes and some glitter glue for legs) or you can place smaller strips around the web to finish it off. It’s up to you. I did both variations but only took a picture of one!
I have several kids working on pronouns and present progressive verbs. So I made “legs,” printed them on Astrobrights paper and we made spiders! You can grab the spiders legs for free here! We worked on requesting “more” or “I need more please” by covering the plate with pieces of black construction paper.
Spider Sensory Bin
This sensory bin was super easy! I made small traveling one. I added rice, some black beans and plastic spiders. The kids had to “catch” spiders with tongs and place them in their cages (ice cube tray). It was great for fine motor skills, following directions and artic reinforcement.
I would love to hear your favorite spider activities!