3 Quick Thanksgiving Speech Therapy Activities

3 quick no prep speech therapy activity

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Check out these Thanksgiving speech therapy activity ideas for your articulation sessions. These are fun ways to spice up your sessions the week before Thanksgiving while getting those trials in! 

Therapists are often tired by the time Thanksgiving rolls around. Grab these ready-to-go articulation activities for your entire caseload and ENJOY thanksgiving week with your students this year.

Here are three ideas for all types of students on your caseload. The bonus is that each speech activity is NO PREP! Win-win!

1. Speech Therapy Activity For the Connect-the-Dot Lovers

No prep thanksgiving speech therapy activity

Get tons of trials into your sessions by having students complete this Thanksgiving Articulation Connect the Dot Activity. As they connect each number, have them practice the target word. Need sentence level practice? Have students make a silly sentence with each word as they connect the dots. These are also super easy to send home for engaging homework practice. There is an ink-friendly worksheet for all sounds in all positions. I love keeping these on hand to pull out for quick sessions throughout Thanksgiving week (and sometimes afterwards too).

2. Speech Therapy Activity For the Students who Love Coloring

no prep thanksgiving articulation speech therapy game

Some students on my caseload LOVE coloring. Build on that with this Thanksgiving Turkey Pie Articulation Worksheet. Students help ‘hide’ the pies from the pie-loving turkey by coloring them in. Each page has 12 targets for students to color. You can customize the number of times a student practiced the target before they color the pie in. You can also have them make a sentence with the words for sentence level practice. SLPs love this resource since it covers all speech sounds in every position including mixed position.

3. Speech Therapy Activity For the Students who Love Puzzles 

no prep thanksgiving speech therapy activity

Those students who love a good mystery will love these Articulation Color by Number Mystery Reveal Worksheets. Each number corresponds to a color, target word, and square. As they color each square, have them practice the target word…that’s 100 trials per page! Once all the numbers are filled in, the mystery picture will be revealed. There are two designs for every sound position including each vocalic R and s-blends, l-blends, and r-blends. Students love guessing what the image will be and SLPs love the number of trials they get in. Win-win!

If you want to check out some more year-round no prep speech therapy activities, check out this post: 5 Last Minute Speech Therapy Activities. Hopefully these activities can help you have a fun Thanksgiving week with students while hitting all those trials. Continue changing the world, one voice at a time, Super SLPs!

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    5 Last Minute No Prep Speech Therapy Activities

    5 last minute no prep speech therapy activities

    Need a last minute activity for your speech therapy sessions this week? Look no further! Here’s a list of 5 no prep speech therapy activities for articulation I use all the time. These are quick to print and grab for any student on your caseload. 

    The best part is that all these activities can be used for word level, sentence level, or conversation level. This means they can be used for mixed groups, any session, or even homework.

    1. Articulation Fill in a Blank Activities 

    Mad libs for speech therapy activity

    These Artic Fill-in-the-Blank Worksheets (Mad-Lib style) are super fun for students in elementary or Jr. high. Students fill in the words on the first page following the prompts (e.g., an adjective). Then they transfer the selected words to the story on the second page. The bonus? Each story is embedded with 20+ target sounds. You can encourage students to choose words that include the target for even more trials. Have them bring the story home to share for some extra practice! 

    Grab this bundle to save some money or get only the sounds you need: 

    2. Speech Therapy Articulation Tic Tac Toe

    Tic Tac Toe game for speech therapy

    These Articulation Tic Tac Toe Worksheets are the best for students who love competition. It’s easy to target word level or sentence level with these. Simply ask students to either repeat the target word 3x before their turn OR have them make a silly sentence using the word before their turn. You can even laminate these and use dry erase markers to play over and over again! Check out this FREE Articulation Tic Tac Toe for F.

    Grab the bundle HERE or find the sounds you need for the week:

    3. Articulation Word Search Packet for All Sounds

    artic word search worksheets for speech therapy

    This Articulation Word Search Packet is my go-to for last minute sessions. Keep a stack of these with you at all times, and you will be ready to target any target sound at a moment’s notice. There are separate word searches for all sounds including each vocalic R as well as each separate S-blend, L-blend, and R-blend. Once again, there are instructions on each page for practice at word level or sentence level. These tend to work better with older students who can read…I get requests for this activity all the time! Check it out HERE.

    4. Monster Treats No Prep Articulation Packet

    monster articulation worksheet for speech therapy

    This fun Monster Treats No Prep Articulation Packet is another resource that encompasses all the sounds. Students help ‘hide’ the candy from the monster by coloring them in. Before they color each candy, they can practice the target word. For extra fun, I’ve had students cover the target words with mini erasers, small treats, stickers, and even sticky notes!

    5. Articulation Roll a Silly Sentence

    articulation speech therapy activity with dice

    This Articulation Roll a Silly Sentence Activity is another super fun and engaging way to practice target words. There is a little prep involved…you’ll need to grab a dice. If you don’t have one, you can also use a free online dice (like this one) or even just write numbers on a piece of paper, cut them up, and pull them out of a bag. Students roll the dice to determine which target words they must include in their silly sentence. This worksheet includes two levels so both older and younger students can play. Get ready for some hilarious fun!

    Grab the bundle or these individual sounds:

    Students love these engaging and fun speech therapy activities. Plus, all these activities can be used any time of the year. I hope these can save you some stress and time this year! Continue changing the world, one voice at a time, Super SLPs! 

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