Halloween fell on a Tuesday this year. It kind of messed up my week. My themes are each set for a whole week. I don’t know about you, but I feel weird doing Halloween activities on November 1st in speech therapy. Thus, making my week very “unsymmetrical.” (Did I seriously just use the word “thus”?!) It’s too early for Thanksgiving so what’s an SLP to do? I got you covered!
Fall Themes for Speech Therapy
You can do just about any fall theme during the week after Halloween! I typically do several popular ones in September but you can easily fit them in after the spookiest day of the year. So themes with leaves or scarecrows would be really fun…especially now that it is cold and the leaves are actually changing colors! Pumpkins would be another great theme!
This is a theme that can stretch from September to February (Super Bowl Time!). I don’t have a football theme on my calendar this year but I have done one in the past. There are some really cute materials out there in TpT world too! Speech Room Newsroom has a really cute describing activity that you will NEED! I have her NBA packet and I love using it during my basketball theme. Crazy Speech World has another packet great for language skills. Ashley Rossi over at Sweet Southern Speech has an articulation packet great for a football theme. These are just a few resources to get you started with a football theme.(Need help getting your theme started? Look here for help!)
When is it a bad time to talk about food?! Breakfast foods would be a really fun theme to do this time of year. You could get your theme started with “If You Give a Moose a Muffin” or “If You Give a Pig a Pancake.” That would give you a good excuse to buy “Pancake Pileup!” (Let’s be honest, SLPs don’t need a reason to buy a new game!) So pull out your plastic food and your favorite food books!
This is my current theme to finish out the week. We have a squirrel/acorn theme going on today and Thursday. (Blog post coming soon!) You could also do an owl theme. I have several owl products in my TpT store that could easily be used this week! A cute raccoon theme would be another fun theme that would be appropriate for this time of year. Have fun with it!
So now that you have some ideas and product suggestions, get busy planning!