back to school speech and language activities

3 Easy Back to School Speech and Language Activities

Summer is coming to an end, and you have not thought about preparing for back to school. Not even once. Then boom! All those back to school signs are up in stores reminding you that you are unprepared for what is to come. Now begin to freak out. Ughhh! This was me years ago. Over the last couple of years, I have compiled some speech and language activities to ensure the first couple of weeks of school runs smoothly. My goal is to keep my students engaged with fun and interactive resources. Check out my suggestions below.

Getting to Know Your Students

The best way for me to remember interesting facts about my students is with an All About Me Book activity. This will also allow other students to learn about each other as well. This resource is perfect for students in preschool to kindergarten. It is filled with questions pertaining to eye color, age, birthday, etc. This book will easily keep your students engaged.

For older students, I use an All About Me Sheets with higher level questions. This activity is a great ice breaker. Students can work together collaboratively to answer questions or work independently. There are several question prompts on each page. When students have completed their sheets, I often hang them up on my back to school bulletin board for everyone to see. These are not speech and language activities per se, but you can quickly hear where a student may need help while talking to them. 

Speech and Language Activities: Articulation

Another one of my favorite speech and language activities are these color code sheets for articulation. Students will color each part of a picture by using speech sound words matched with a specific color. My students are always excited to use these sheets because they are an exciting way to practice articulation skills. This activity can be sent home as speech homework as well.

Speech and Language Activities: Language

For an adaptive back to school activity, I use adaptive books. Adaptive books are very engaging and fun to use. The book assembly was super easy. This back to school adaptive book focuses on actions seen on the first day of school. Not only will they learn about actions, they like that it is hands-on and good practice for fine motor skills.

Speech and Language Activities: Pragmatics

If you have any students with pragmatic goals, then these social skills conversation cards are a perfect way to work on social skills. It includes 40 question cards that focus on summer break activities and anything related to summer. These cards can be utilized for social groups, one-on-one or as an ice-breaker classroom activity. There are also “Would you rather…” questions to make it even more interesting.

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