Looking for some easy, low prep therapy ideas for winter? (Especially if you’re a school SLP headed back after winter break?) Here are some of my favorite ideas!
- Student Goal Display: Want to remind your students of why they come to therapy and what their goals are? Check out my free student goal display pages. Prep required: print and go.
- Snowman Drawing Activity: Need an easily adaptable idea that can target following directions, prepositions, listening comprehension, describing, or articulation for your younger elementary students? Check out this sweet and simple snowman drawing activity. Prep required: grab paper and drawing tools.
- Winter Vocabulary Cards: Want something that can work from kindergarten to sixth grades with a variety of goals? Check out these free winter cards (with real photos) that can target describing, comparing, contrasting, expanding sentences, articulation, phonology, and more! Prep required: print (preferably in color) and go – or save and display on tablet or computer.
- Snow Cup Tower: Looking for an easy activity to keep your students’ hands occupied while other students take turns? Have your students build a “snow” tower with small cups – hand 3-4 cups per turn, and let your students get creative in building a snow tower or fort out of their cups! This is great for your articulation students – you can have them say their target word, phrase, or sentence the designated number of times, then let them build and rearrange their cups. Prep required: get cups (preferably plain white to look like “snow”, but printed ones work just fine); have stimulus items ready for each student.
- Snowball Toss: Recycle old papers, make them into balls, and have a “snowball” toss! Great as a quick reward at the end of a session targeting any goals, or for working on action words (toss, throw, catch) or expanding utterances with your younger students. Prep required: get paper to crumple into snow balls. Alternatively, try these plush snowballs (affiliate link) from Amazon!
- Winter Wonderland Language Activities: These stimulus cards can be adapted into any game or activity, and target the most common language goals for about second through eighth grades, including synonyms, antonyms, similarities, differences, categories, and multiple meaning words. Worksheets also included to send home or use in therapy for extra practice. Prep required: print and cut apart (if preferred). Bonus: free section here!
What are some of your favorite easy winter activities? Leave a comment below!
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