March Speech Therapy Ideas for Spring

February 27, 2023 No Comments

March Speech Therapy Ideas


Here comes everything you need for March Speech & Language!

First, you can download an interactive Preschool Speech Therapy Lesson Plan here:

March Lesson Plan with Paid and Free Resources for Early Speech and Language

Favorite Books for March Themes

The Night Before St Patrick’s Day by Natasha Wing

Froggy Finds Signs of Spring by Ginger Joyce

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Ten Little Ladybugs by Elizabeth Hepler

Ten Clever Clovers by Elizabeth Hepler

Too Many Carrots by Katy Hudson

Lola Plants a Garden by Anna McQuinn

The Night Before St Patrick’s Day by Natasha Wing

How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace

Another cute spring book companion!  You can snag this freebie here or on Teachers Pay Teachers.  It goes perfectly with Little Blue Truck’s Springtime by Alice Schertle.

little blue truck springtime updated photo
Another great book companion goes with There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover by Lucille Colandro. You can grab the FREE printable companion over in my TpT store.

If your students enjoy having interactive pieces to hold, you’ll want to grab Ten Clever Clovers. It includes common core standards for kindergarten math and reading, interactive pieces, and a digital version!

Ideas for Articulation

We have had so much fun with this brand new Spring Articulation Game Set. This HUGE resource has more than 800 pages of no prep game boards, spinners, and send home crafts for articulation practice covering every single phoneme in every single word position! It has directions for flipping frogs, ball poppers, pairing with fun games you already own, and more!

Spring Speech Boom Cards have been a hit with my students so far. It features some characters from favorite spring books, including The Old Lady, Bunny, Caterpillar, etc.  There are versions for Early Sounds, Later Sounds, and Consonant Blends.

Spring Speech Set

Ideas for Gestalt Language

Child-led play in a natural setting can offer a great deal of expressive and receptive language opportunities for both Analytic and Gestalt Language Processors.

Don’t be afraid to take speech therapy out of the “speech room”, into nature, playing basketball, or including whatever your student is interested in. Refer back to this post on Gestalt Language for more specific information on this style of language development.

For your children in early stages of Natural Language Development (NLA), you’ll want to model whole phrases that the student can eventually mix and match. Some ideas:

The flowers are pretty!

This is so much fun!

Want something else.

I like butterfly games.

If you need a digital resource for Gestalt Language, check on this brand new one for St Patrick’s Day. It incorporates child-led play, mitigable gestalt ideas that slide in and out, and it’s been very engaging for my students (both in person and in teletherapy)

Toys & Games for March

There are so many different things to choose from! You can find these and many other ideas for Speech & Language in my amazon storefront. I’ve got sensory tools, things for organization, classic games, and things specific for spring.

Zingo (a classic), Jumping Jack, and Hopping Frogs- we use these all spring!

Check out these butterfly sorters below. These are perfect for basic concepts and kids who love numbers. You can follow their lead and come up with all sorts of ways to use this toy.

Gestalt Ideas: “Let’s get purple.” “We have 10.” “There’s no gray.” “Let’s do it again.”

    Potatohead is perfect for requesting, naming body parts & clothing items, and learning mitigable gestalts and basic concepts.

    Gestalt Ideas: “Let’s do glasses”, “I like green”, “this is silly!”

    Song Ideas, Movement Breaks, and Read Alouds

    Music: I usually incorporate music, whether it’s a song for articulation (I love the Have Fun Teaching alphabet series and Jack Hartman for articulation warmups-search these on youtube).

    Preschool Songs for wrapping up Winter Speech Therapy Themes (you can mute or open in a new window to avoid ads:

    3 Little Kittens Lost Their Mittens

    Snowflake Snowflake 

    I’m a Little Snowflake

    5 Little Snowflakes

    Winter Clothing Song

    I’m a Snowman– for purchase by Rachel Arnston

    • Preschool Songs for starting up Spring Speech Therapy Themes (you can mute or open in a new window to avoid ads: 

    Spring is Here

    The Seasons Song 

    Itsy Bitsy Spider 

    The Ants Go Marching 

    Boom Chicka Boom 

    Butterfly Ladybug Bumble Bee

    • Movement Breaks

    Snowman Freeze Dance

    Jack Hartman Penguin Dance (my son loves this one!)

    Go Noodle Yes I want to Build a Snowman

    The Sid Shuffle

    Springtime Dance Jack Hartman

    • Read Alouds:

    I am Spring

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Pete the Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase

    Happy March, everyone!!!

    Come join me on instagram to see real life gestalt language examples, therapy ideas, and more!

    Elizabeth

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