Summer Time Therapy Activities {Linky}

Hi! Kristin over at Simply Speech is hosting a linky party for summer time therapy activities! I decided to join in the fun and share my favorite therapy activities for summer.  I don't work full time during the summer, but I see some clients privately and work with a few students at school. I like to keep things light and fun in the summer months, especially in this southern heat! Here are some things we love to do during summer! {Amazon affiliate links are provided for your convenience}

Who doesn't love sidewalk chalk?! On a nice day, the possibilities are endless. Working on artic? Trying drawing pictures of your speech sounds or playing hopscotch while saying your sounds. It's also great for describing and following directions!

Magnifying Bug Viewer

My kids LOVE these magnifying bug viewers. It is great for going on a scavenger hunt for speech sound items or targeting vocabulary, big vs small, or describing. Little items from speech sound tubs are great for these magnifying viewers.

Spot it! Splash Card Game

Have you played any of the Spot It games? They are great for object naming, matching, same and different, attending, and turn-taking. There are many versions of this game, but this one is great for summer and even waterproof - you know... just in case you are getting really into the beach theme ;)

I don't understand why Angry Birds is still so popular... but my kids all know what it is and they all love it, so I'll go with it! This game gets the kids up and moving. I like to use it for requesting and turn-taking or tape down some speech and language targets to the mat - the student can practice the target nearest where the bird lands. 

Picnics are a great summer theme.  Use a play picnic set to work on imaginary play, action verbs, labeling, and requesting. Sometimes I throw in some things that are NOT for picnics and work on negation or sorting.

Sometimes the simplest things can be the funnest therapy activities. Try using a washable marker to write artic words all over the beach ball. Where the student's right pointer finger is when he/she catches is is they word he/she has to practice! This can also work for naming a synonym, verb tense, adjectives, categories, or opposites. Try taping on pictures for little ones who can't read yet.

This is such a fun summer-themed game and is easily modified. If you play it as is, you can target attention and matching. I like to add my own pictures to target for matching instead of just the burger toppings. The pieces are also great for pretend play.

What are some of your favorite summer therapy activities? Comment or click on the picture below to link up and share!


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