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