This week, we are all about hearts, pink, red and love in speech therapy. I have a few different books that I use in speech therapy during this week. There are so many great ones out there so it’s hard to pick just one. I can’t pick just one activity to use either. I have several that I enjoy using in therapy. If you follow me on Instagram, you saw the idea I posted a few days ago about using the adorable felt envelopes from our favorite dollar bin too. Keep reading to see more ideas!
Valentine Books for Speech Therapy
Years ago, I worked with a diagnostician that was once a kindergarten teacher. Even though she had been out of the classroom for many years, she kept all of her books and activities. That’s where my favorite Valentine book came from! She brought this adorable little book for me to use in speech therapy sessions at the kinder/Pre-K level. I instantly fell in love with it!
The copy I have is called “Four Valentines in a Rainstorm.” Now it is called “The Day It Rained Hearts.” This is such a cute little book about a girl who catches some hearts in the rain. She uses the hearts to make Valentines for her friends. Each one is specifically designed just them.
Here are the craft activities I used for this book. One is for articulation while the other was using for kiddos working on verbs.
Of course, another favorite is “The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose.” You cannot forget about the old lady who swallows all things Valentine!
Another cute Valentine book is “Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse!” The mouse is almost as popular as the old lady in my speech therapy sessions! I like this one for my young preschool clients.
A new addition to my Valentine theme is “The Berenstain Bears Valentine Party”. This book is cute because it is a” lift the flap” book!
Speech Therapy Activities
There are TONS of fun activities on TpT!!! SLP Tree has an adorable activity for grammar! “Bad Grammar Valentines” works on discovering the grammar mistakes in Valentines and correcting them. I have been using this game for a couple of years. The kids enjoy it and forget they are working!!! Small Talk SLP has another great activity that I use with my older elementary clients. It is a critical thinking activity that gives a profile of an imaginary character. The student must use the clues to choose the right valentine for the character.
My store has two sets to help plan your Valentine therapy. There is a quick print articulation packet that includes open ended activities and a craftivity! The other set is good for your preschool clients. It includes an interactive book, make & take spatial concept book (good for elementary!!) and a sorting activity (works on big and little).
What activities do you use for Valentine’s Day?