17 Five-Minute Speech Therapy Ideas That Rock

17 Five-Minute Speech Therapy Ideas That Rock

I have been doing a bunch of super quick five-minute speech therapy activities lately with my speech therapy kiddos. They love ’em and it’s a great way to end the speech therapy session. I wanted to share them with you, so below you will find 17 of my favorites:

  1. Pretend to be a dinosaur. What should you sound like? How should you walk? What would be your favorite food? Why?
  2. Pretend you are a spider. What would you do all day? Is it fun? Why?
  3. Play with shaving cream. My PreK kiddos love it and so do my 5th graders. GET MESSY!
  4. Who can snap their fingers the loudest? Who can clap their hands the loudest?
  5. Pretend you have your very own helicopter. Where would you want to fly? Why?
  6. Have an arm wrestling contest with your speech students and lose on purpose but act like you were trying. FUN!
  7. See how long your students can go without saying the words COOL, LIKE, or OKAY. (This one is REALLY hard!)
  8. Have your students write a poem using only words that have their target sound.
  9. Have your students color a picture . . . with their FEET! (This one is absolutely hilarious to try!)
  10. Have your students compare each other’s ears. What is the same? What is different?
  11. Have a food fight in speech class with imaginary food! What did you just throw?
  12. Super glue a quarter on the ground and ask your student to try and pick it up. Have them try to describe the situation.
  13. Have your students try to pass items to each other using only their elbows!
  14. Start a yawn chain! Do a fake yawn and see if your students will yawn, too.
  15. Act a play or television show with your speech students!
  16. Have a coin flipping contest. Who can get the most tails in a row?!
  17. Turn the lights off. Shine a flashlight under your chin and make scary faces. Describe the faces!

In closing . . .

I promise you that these five-minute tricks will get your clients thinking and talking (and that’s what speech therapy is all about, am I right?!). Give my ideas a try and let me know which one was your favorite!

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