I’m squeezing in one more Theme Thursday this month, because Valentine’s Day is almost here! I love incorporating holidays into my therapy sessions. They make everything a little bit more festive!
Welcome cupid into your speech room with these fun books and activities!
First, you have to make your way to the Target dollar spot! They have tons of Valentine’s Day goodies right now! For instance, they have this $3.00 tic-tac-toe game that can be used alongside any activity for extra reinforcement!
This game is paired with my Valentine’s Day Apraxia Printables!
I also found this adorable pink pig popper in the seasonal aisle! I made a little companion for it too! You can find it in my free resource library that’s available to my newsletter subscribers!
If you can’t find this at Target, I found a similar one on Amazon. You can check it out HERE.
There are also so many fun books for February!
Love Monster by Rachel Bright is one of my all-time faves! It’s about a little monster that searches for someone to love him. It’s so endearing! I also found an adorable Love Monster book buddy on Amazon. It looks like it might be sold out, but here is the link in case they restock!
Love Monster and the Perfect Present is also an adorable story! He goes on a search for the perfect present for Present Day. He ends up making a homemade gift that is perfect! There are so many skills you can tackle with this story! For instance, you can compare Valentine’s Day to Present Day (a holiday in Cutesville).
You can also read Love Monster and the Last Chocolate and bring in some little boxes of chocolate! Students can describe the chocolates and compare them!
I love using series in speech-language therapy! When students are already familiar with the characters and setting, it really helps to boost their comprehension.
I also blogged about a ton of other Valentine’s Day books if you’re interested. You can check that round-up out by clicking HERE.
No theme is complete without a few crafts! I found some conversation heart stickers in the dollar spot and I thought they would be perfect for making some pacing sticks!
Pacing sticks are wonderful tools for speech therapy and stuttering! Your fluency students can work on a flexible rate by touching each item on the pacing stick. They can also work on the strategies of pausing and grouping by touching the items on each stick. They’re also great for students who exhibit initial or final consonant deletion. Pacing sticks can help students build awareness that words are made up of multiple sounds.
Also, you can turn any year round interactive notebook activity into a Valentine’s Day craft with some pink construction paper and washi tape! Here’s a link to my Super Mega Bundle if you want to check out all 24 packets!
I’m also totally obsessed with the little mailboxes you can find at Target. Each year, I pick up a couple to add to my collection! This year I found the big one with the heart on the front (in the seasonal aisle).
These mailboxes are great reinforcers! After a student answers the question on a flash card or practices an articulation target, they can “feed” the mailbox! My The Day it Rained Hearts book companion is pictured here!
You can also turn any of my Valentine’s Day packets into play dough smash mats! Simply put them in a dry erase sleeve! Valentine’s Day Articulation is pictured here. The dry erase sleeves I’m using can be found HERE.
What are your favorite books and resources for Valentine’s Day? Please leave a comment and let me know!
Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!