Therapy Theme: April (Spring, Bunnies, Carrots, Easter)

“What’s in your box, Mrs. Elizabeth?”

Themes for April

I try to carry over what I see my students doing at preschool.  In April, this is often Easter, Gardening, Bunnies, Carrots, Bugs, Rain, and other fun spring concepts.

You can download an interactive Preschool Speech Therapy Lesson Plan Here:

April Lesson Plan

Organization and Personal Gear

First of all….stuff for face to face therapy…finally.  Yay!!! I don’t have a designated work space and travel around…so I rely on my good ‘ol pal Bessie the cart.  This one has held up really well for me.  It’s durable and it keeps my things safe if it’s raining on the way in and out of buildings.  

Husky Rolling Cart

After being so comfortable in my clothes while working from home, I worked to update my t-shirt collection to be comfortable, supportive of my students, and also supporting fellow SLPs!  Here are a couple of my favorites:

I especially love the one below, that celebrates Neurodiversity.  This is a great reminder to move from Autism Awareness to Autism Acceptance (or both, as I talked about here).


Still loving all of these:

  • Monthly Labels: First off, I use tote boxes by season.  I use these very cute Monthly Labels and
    have 4 boxes: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall.  I change them out in the back of my car every 3 months and always have my evaluation box with me.

  • Watch Faces and Backgrounds: Did you know A Perfect Blend has free watch faces and backgrounds in her instagram stories each month?  You should check those out.  So cute and fun to change each
    month.  She has cute spring themes this month. 
    Click on “Wallpapers” to download this month and previous months.

Visuals and Handouts for Neurodiversity

I created a set of handouts to celebrate and teach Neurodiversity.  You can purchase it directly here on this website or on TpT.  


This is a free handout about autism for parents, teachers, and service providers (SLPs, OT’s, etc). The handout provides general information about autism and includes citations for scholarly references.

Autism Freebie Cover

Spring Printable Resources

My new Spring Articulation Game Set has been a big hit!

“I can’t believe how many pages are in here. I have every single sound in every single position. Each page has both placement cues and word position cues. Every game has a black and white companion that I can leave with Mom for carryover.” -TpT Buyer


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

This Dot Art Freebie includes spring characters and targets for /L/ Blends.

spring dot art freebie 4

Brand New Articulation Visual Freebie

Free Articulation Visuals

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    Spring Digital Resources

    Articulation Games:

    Spring Speech has 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. You can try a free sample of this resource here

    Spring Speech Set

    Rainy Day Speech has just come out and it has been a lot of fun on those dreary days. It features more characters from favorite spring books, including The Old Lady, Bunny, Caterpillar, etc.   You can try a free sample of this resource here

    rainy day 2

    Gestalt Language Boom Cards!

    Gestalt Spring Cover

    Earth Day Freebie for Emotions or Pragmatic Language.

    Favorite Books

    Here are some of my favorite books for April. 


    Too Many Carrots by Katy Hudson

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

    Racoon on His Own by Jim Arnosky

    Bear ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach

    Change Sings by Amanda Gorman

    Little Blue Truck Springtime by Alice Schertle

    How to Catch the Easter Bunny by Adam Wallace

    Happy Easter, Mouse by Laura Numeroff

    There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick by Lucille Colandro

    Lola Plants a Garden by Anna McQuinn

    Ten Little Ladybugs by Elizabeth Hepler

    Favorite Songs and Read-Alouds

    Spring is Here

    The Seasons Song 

    Itsy Bitsy Spider 

    The Ants Go Marching 

    Boom Chicka Boom 

    Butterfly Ladybug Bumble Bee

    Springtime Dance Jack Hartman

    I am Spring

    Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Spring Books for Kids 


    There are so many great spring-themed toys and learning games to use!

    This butterfly sorting toy works great!  You can target colors, counting, more/less, taking turns, and a lot of other language concepts. 

    counting toys            

    Eric Carle Magnetic Storytelling set

    Very Hungry Caterpillar Game


    Jumping Jack Game

    Goliath Jumping Jack Kids Game



    Freebies for Earth Day

    Ausome Speech: Earth Day Emotions

    Seldom Speechless: Guess the Word

    Panda Speech: Earth Day Promise

    Freebies for Spring

    A Perfect Blend: Backgrounds for April (instagram stories), Speech Posters, etc

    Thrifty Speechy: Spring Craft

    Ausome Speech: Dress up the Old Lady, Free printable Book Visuals, Free Boom Cards

    Seldom Speechless: Video Modeling sample (not specific to speech, but a great resource….the whole set is amazing!)

    Speech Tea: Baseball Craft

    Panda Speech: Spring Listen Up!

    Busy Speech Mom: Bugs and Insects

    The Bright Side of Speech: Spring Things

    Stacey Crouse: Teletherapy Activities for Spring

    Ausome Speech: CVC Sample

    Ausome Speech: Rainy Day Speech Sample

    Ausome Speech: L Blend Dot Art

    Happy April, everyone!!!


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    My name is Elizabeth Hepler and I’ve been a practicing Speech-Language Pathologist since 2005.  I am the mother of four great kids. Our household is neurodiverse: ADHD, Autism, Gifted, and more!

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