I’m bright-eyed and bushy-tailed for today’s topic – Squirrel Themed Speech Therapy! Squirrels are a fun break from pumpkins, apples, and leaves! Plus, they’re sooo cute! Let’s dive right into all things squirrelly!
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Squirrel Themed Speech Therapy Resources
Squirrel Articulation is a fun set of fall themed printables! These sheets are versatile – use them with bingo daubers, pom-poms, cover the words with fall themed erasers or bingo chips, or slip them into dry erase sleeves to create play-doh smash mats! This packet is also the perfect companion for the game Sneaky Snacky Squirrel!
Sneaky Snacky Squirrel is such a fun game for speech therapy! You can truly use it all year long!
Fall Interactive Articulation Notebook
This is one of my favorite seasonal interactive articulation notebooks! These can also be found inside my membership – The Speech is Sweet Club! It contains THREE different squirrel themed activities! You can peek at all of them by checking out this blog post!
- Have students practice their words and then color them brown.
- Have students draw the bottom half of an acorn on the dice drills page.
- Cut out the acorn piece.
- Draw the top part of an acorn on a piece of brown construction paper.
- Cut out the acorn top and then glue it onto of the bottom part of the acorn.
This is a super cute and easy craft! You can also play the dice drills game and color the words brown in one session and then make the craft in another session!
Squirrel Themed Picture Books
Good Night, Bat! Good Morning, Squirrel by Paul Meisel
This is truly the most precious story ever! A bat searches high and low for a new place to live and stumbles upon a cozy house in a tree. Little did he know that the house was already occupied by a squirrel! The squirrel is highly annoyed that the bat came into her home uninvited and decides to write him a note! Bat misinterprets the note and then they start writing back and forth! It’s super cute! Use this book to work on:
1) Multiple Meanings
2) Social Skills
Leaf Trouble by Jonathan Emmett
This is one of the sweetest stories! Pip Squirrel realizes that something odd is happening around him. His beloved oak tree is starting to look different and then it hits him! The leaves are changing colors and they’re falling off! He scurries to replace the leaves, but they just won’t stick back onto the tree! Seriously, the sweetest story! Use this book to work on:
2) Problem Solving
3) Articulation with the /l/ sound
*It looks like this book is out of print. Check it out at your local library or you can buy it used from Amazon/Goodwill/Ebay/etc.
Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt
Hilarious! A true must-have! Scaredy is afraid of the world around him and stays in his tree all day, everyday! Then one day, a bee startles him and he falls from the tree! As he falls, he starts gliding and has the time of his life! Such a fun read about how to deal with unexpected events! You can use this book to work on:
1) Social Skills
3) Problem Solving
There is an entire book series that features Scaredy Squirrel too!
Earl the Squirrel by Don Freeman
Earl’s mother wants him to become more independent, so she sets him out to find acorns. Instead, Earl goes to visit his human friend that gives him an acorn and a nutcracker. haha.. It’s such a cute story about growing up and determination. You can use this book to work on:
2) Character Development – Talk about how Earl changes throughout the story!
3) Problem Solving – Squirrel books seem to be perfect for problem solving!
Those Darn Squirrels by Adam Rubin
Adam Rubin is one of my favorite authors! I love his sense of humor. This is such an endearing story! It’s about an old man who loves to watch birds. Winter is approaching and in an effort to prevent the birds from flying south, he installs tons of bird feeders. Of course, this doesn’t just make the birds happy… it also brings out the squirrels! Lots of mischief ensues, but ultimately… the birds fly south for the winter and the old man becomes lonely. The squirrels then find ways to cheer the old man up. Seriously, the cutest story! You can use this book to work on:
1) Problem Solving – Seriously, squirrels are so clever! haha
3) Social Skills – Dealing with change and emotions
This is also a book series and all of the books are super fun!
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Have a wonderful day!