If you’re looking for fun Thanksgiving activities to do with your child, you’ve come to the right place! By choosing any of these crafts or activities, you will be able to work on improving your child’s speech and language skills, from following directions to increasing sentence length. Continue reading to learn what speech and language goals you can target with each activity.
6 Thanksgiving Activities for Speech Therapy
This is a nice and simple craft to complete with your child or students. You can work on increasing sentence length by having your child request for each feather (ex. “I want red” or “I want a red feather”). If you’re child has a little bit more advanced language, you can have him tell you things he is thankful for. Write his answers down on each feather.
Have your child request for feathers to attach to his headband. You can help expand your child’s sentences. You can also practice following directions by providing your child with a direction such as Put on a red feather, then a green feather.
These Thanksgiving turkey stickers are so cute. It’s perfect for practicing vocabulary. Review the name of each item before getting started. Then have your child request what he wants to put on the turkey next.
Mad Libs is such a fun activity to work on parts of speech (Ex. nouns, verbs, adjectives). Review the parts of speech with your child prior to completing a silly Thanksgiving story.
Hidden picture activities are a great way to work on vocabulary skills. After your child finds each item, have him tell you what he found (ex. “I found a pig” or “I found a pink pig”).
Use these Thanksgiving stickers to create a barrier game with your child. This is an excellent activity to practice spatial concepts. Both you and your child should each get a page of stickers. Take turns providing each other with directions of where to put the stickers on the page (ex. “Put the turkey at the bottom of the page”). To learn more about barrier games: Simple Ways to Play Barrier Games.
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