Spring is so close you can almost taste it! Winter gave it her best shot and made sure we didn’t forget her by giving us a few snowstorms but I think Spring is finally coming! March can feel like one of the longest months sometimes. This year we had quite a few different things going on which made preparing therapy materials a bit easier!
Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration
March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’ birthday! I always love Dr. Seuss books and the kids enjoy reading them! In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, we read One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish and made this cute craft using each child’s hands!
While not all kids are into basketball, they all seem to enjoy shooting a basketball into an over the door basketball hoop while practicing their speech and language goals! For language goals, I typically use the basketball hoop as a reward–complete a worksheet, shoot 5 baskets; or say 5 sentences shoot 5 baskets; etc. For articulation goals, I typically have the child say a few target words then shoot the basketball.
I have an older version of this basketball hoop.
We also completed some basketball themed articulation crafts during this month. I found this super cute craftivity but can’t seem to find the link where I got it from. I will provide it once I find it! We also did a lot of drill practice with this 100 basketball drill sheet.
St. Patrick’s Day
We made some lucky shamrock rainbows for St. Patrick’s day. We glued all sorts of pictures on them to work on our speech and language goals! I also incorporated some St. Patrick’s day themed following directions activities!
The Easter holiday always reminds me how fun and engaging egg hunts are for the kids. I use egg hunts for a variety of speech and language goals. It is a great activity to work on following directions (i.e. “put the yellow egg on the chair”) and prepositions. I also put different picture cards in the egg to work on pronouns, verbs, and articulation words.
We also completed a variety of Easter themed worksheets that I found from various Teachers Pay Teachers sellers. It’s great to see the kids so excited about the holiday!
Stay tuned for another post about some Spring themed therapy ideas!