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Speech Therapy Activities So Lovely & Sweet

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Love is in the air… but your Valentine’s Day-themed lesson plan shouldn’t be! On today’s post, we’re sharing our favorite Valentine’s Day speech therapy ideas that don’t require too much time or effort to prepare. Did we mention that they are available for FREE? Makes them that much sweeter, doesn’t it?

  1. Craving Cupcakes – You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t like cupcakes, or even the idea of cupcakes.In this cute open-ended game, students pick out one cupcake from a bucket of cupcakes and match them with the ones on their “plate.” The objective? First one to fill their plate wins!
  2. Don’t Steal My Heart – Candy hearts are the quintessential Valentine’s Day candy. Though their taste may not please everyone, the novelty and functionality of messages printed on these cute colorful hearts may! In this activity,  the candies are placed into a bucket. The SLP and the students take turns picking a candy heart with their eyes closed with the aim of picking out the most matching candy colors. What makes this activity extra fun? Players have the option to take someone else’s  candy hearts by saying “I’m stealing your heart!” — a great way to practice /s/ blends or /r/.
  3. The Night Before Valentine’s Day – This is a companion activity for the book of the same name, available in your local bookstore for $5 or less. These free printables work on phonological awareness, sequencing and compare/contrast skills. Even better, they work with other books too, like Valentine’s Day-themed books you may already have on hand!
  4. Articulation Heart Caterpillars – We hope you’ve stocked up on your pink and purple construction paper! With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, many school pros are out scouring stores for themed school supplies, and we know that construction paper is among the most sought-after items. Start by cutting out paper hearts of different colors. Then  print and cut out each student’s target sounds, glue them to the hearts, and then add googly eyes and pipe cleaner legs and antennae to each student’s caterpillar. The longer their bug, the more practice they’ll get!
  5. The History of St. Valentine’s Day – This free printable condenses the history of St. Valentine’s Day into one sweet page and even includes comprehension questions as well as a cause-effect activity to go with the reading. A great activity for language groups!

Do you have favorite Valentine’s Day-themed speech activities of your own? We’d love it if you shared them in the comments below! We hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!


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