The summer sun is yielding, and pumpkins have begun their descent into all foods, beverages and entryway decor. Fall is upon us. Each year we reach out to friends and colleagues to find favorite fall speech therapy activities. We decided to start this landing page of great fall speech therapy activities so that we can add new activities and make sure the old-but-good ones are not forgotten. This page also gives us a chance to showcase some of the great work being put together on the internet by other SLPs.
Fall Speech Therapy Activity Children’s Books
Here is a link to the best children’s books with a fall/autumn theme. Too Many Pumpkins is one of Scott’s all time favorite books. It can be used to address many language goals, but primarily, he loves the theme of community building and reaching out to other people. Phuong is fanatic about of Big Pumpkin, a repetitive tale about friends trying to pull on oversized pumpkin off the vine. Spoiler alert! They get the task done. And with all great life events, the efforts culminate in consumption of pumpkin pie.
Science and Math Fall Speech Therapy Activities
There is nothing like using the magic of science to make things fizzle, change or EXPLODE!
Amazon Search for Fall Speech Therapy Activities
Immigrants + Thanksgiving: Here are some books I found on Amazon when I searched for “Immigrant + Thanksgiving + children’s.” The Thanksgiving Door is wonderful book that also focuses on inclusion and building a community at Thanksgiving. And also:
Speech Therapy Fall Activities on Pinterest
Speech Therapy Fall Activity Ideas with Instructions
Let’s Take a Walk
Go outside and take a walk. Let your five senses guide your stroll. See the leaves changing colors. Listen to the wind or the final calls of the birds before they migrate for winter. Hear the crunch-crunch-crunch of the leaves under your shoes. First, embrace the change in setting. Then, begin to incorporate your communications goals. Describe the walk, create an adventure story, practice speech sounds with the things you observe, talk about how stuttering feels, tackle Core Vocabulary words on communication devices and add Fringe Vocabulary about autumn.
Fall into Humor
What do you get when you drop a pumpkin?! A Squash!!! Get it. Get it??!! We will end with some jabs to our funny bone. Bring seasonal humor into your speechy days. It’s geeky, language fun. Here are some sites that will bring chuckles.