Therapy Theme: May, Spring, Summer

“What’s in your box, Mrs. Elizabeth?”

Themes for May

I try to carry over what I see my students doing at school.  This May, I’ve seen Gardening, Rain, Dragons, Mermaids, late Spring, and Early Summer. 

Organization and Personal Gear

I’ve been traveling into different settings, homes, and schools as an SLP since 2005. Bessie the cart is hanging strong and is the best tool I’ve found over the years.  It’s durable and it keeps my things safe if it’s raining on the way in and out of buildings. 


Husky Rolling Cart

I am a sucker for these photo boxes.  I use them for so many things: articulation cards, language tasks, and visuals.


The boxes and cube storage are from target. 

Last year, I decided I wanted to have an office- for the first time.  I purchased several things for organization and I have loved every single one of them. 


You can grab a free sample of binder covers/spines to go with the Ausome Speech Freebie Library Here:

Free Binder Covers

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    Preschool Lesson Plan: Grab an interactive file that has links to favorite songs, read alouds, books ideas, toy & game ideas, freebies, and spring materials for purchase.

    Favorite Books for May 

    Normally I’d move on to gardens, bugs, and warm weather books…but this year it has rained continually! We’ve been having a lot of fun with “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring”.

    Favorite Books:

    Little Blue Truck’s Springtime

    There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Frog

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Lola Plants a Garden

    Racoon On His Own

    Ten Little Ladybugs

    Favorite Book Companions:

    Old Lady Series: On this Site or On TpT

    Little Blue Truck Series: On this Site or On TpT

    Little Blue Springtime (Free)

    Articulation Games:

    My students have absolutely loved having dot art this month!  We have used dot markers, magnetic discs, stickers…and sent home for homework when we ran out of time.  The Big Box of Dot Art grew from a reader request. She was looking for every sound in every position for the whole year. It was a bear to put together, but I was happy to do it! This has been a game changer for my students.  I’m so glad this reader asked me to make it!

    Spring Articulation Game Set: This has gotten great feedback so far over on TpT. You can also purchase it directly on this website.

    You can check out this page for free…I also made a version on Boom Learning just for fun!  We used it with Dragons Love Tacos this past week and had a blast!  This comes with a printable page and a Boom Card page.

    Free Spring Dot Art

    Speaking of dragons, my kids had such fun with them that I created an interactive e-book Dragon in a Wagon to go along with our monthly theme.  This one is similar to best sellers Mouse in the House and Moose on the Loose.  The dragon hides on various vehicles, teaching all about transportation. The best part: he roars when you click on him! 

    One last great dot art and coloring freebie! I pair this one with my favorite Eric Carle books.

    Caterpillar Freebie!

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      Favorite Toys:

      We used the moose for sorting, fine motor practice, describing, and guessing what was missing when we hid one of the pieces! This pairs perfectly with Moose on the Loose!


      Learning Resources Moose

      Learning Resources Picnic Baskets

      Magnetic Wands for Bingo Chips

      Learning Resources Food Sorting

      Butterfly Sorting Toy

      Eric Carle Magnets

      Digital Resources  

      Gestalt Language Activities for Spring

      Spring Articulation Boom Cards Sample (FREE)

      Favorite Songs:

      Spring is Here

      Happy Mother’s Day

      Itsy Bitsy Spider 

      The Ants Go Marching 

      Boom Chicka Boom 

      Butterfly Ladybug Bumble Bee

      Springtime Dance Jack Hartman

      Read Alouds:

      I am Spring

      Very Hungry Caterpillar

      Spring Books for Kids

      Freebies for Spring:

      Ausome Speech: Free Little Blue Truck Book Companion

      Ausome Speech: Free Taco Dot Art Printable & Boom Cards

      Simplified Speechie: Sprouting Articulation Boom Cards

      The Behavioral Speechie: Spring & Easter Early Language

      Aimee Walton: Spring/Summer Vocabulary Memory Game

      Busy Speech Mom: Free Sample Loaded Language Scenes

      Bright Side of Speech: Free Boom Cards Spring Things

      Stacey Crouse: Teletherapy Activities for Spring

      Busy Speech Mom: Bugs and Insects

      Speech Tea: Baseball Craft

      Panda Speech: Spring Listen Up!

      Ausome Speech: CVC Sample

      Freebies for Summer:

      Ausome Speech: Free Feed the Shark Shapes Boom Cards

      Gemma June: Free Sample Multisyllabic Words: Feed the Ocean Friends

      Speaking Louder than Words: Sea Turtle Rescue

      Ms Emily Speech: Free Interactive Core Word Milkshake

      TouchofTechSLP: Picnic Social Skills

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

      Sparkly Speechie: Mermaid Craft Idea

      Happy May, 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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