|We haven't seen a bit of snow in my part of Virginia this year. This is a peek of my neighbors' snowmen taken in 2011.|
My most popular posts in 2013 were my lists of links so here are more than 30 links to resources for winter.
If you are looking for something to do on those first few days back, check out these New Year's Day activities.
- Fun Facts for New Year's Day (aka I Mustache You to Recall Details for New Year's Day) is a FREE packet, made by The Thrifty SLP, to get her older students back into the routine.
- At Speaking of Speech.com find My New Year's Resolution for Speech; a great way to talk about current goals.
- We're Thinking About A New Year is FREE at Ladybug's Teacher Files. Work on this together in a small group to incorporate predicting, time/seasonal concepts, complex wh-questions, retelling, and more.
- Find New Year Speech Sound Fireworks at Word Nerd Speech Teach.
- Back to School (after Winter Break!), a story booklet is a nice first day back activity from Ms. Lane's SLP Materials.
There are hundreds, maybe thousands, of links to activities suitable for speech and language therapy that incorporate a winter theme. Here are just a few.
- The Snowy Day for Speech and Language Therapy, one of my prior posts, provides you with more than 18 links with ideas to use with The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.
- Find two FREE snow apps at another of my posts, Snow Day! - Apps and More.
- Increase Utterance Length with Winter Bingo for Early Childhood is the last of my re-posts in this list.
- Ruth Morgan at Chapel Hill Snippets has posted her more than Modest Collection of Winter Ideas. All are FREE and most are printable.
- At Playing With Words 365.com find Snowflake Gross Motor Learning and Penguin Memory/Describing Cards. Both activities could be used with a variety of speech and language objectives.
- Download Language at Home, take home activities for The Mitten by Jan Brett, All You Need for a Snowman by Alice Schertle, and The Jacket I Wear in the Snow by Shirley Neitzel. All of these and more resources from Heard in Speech.
- A lot of work, but very cute Winter Dramatic Play at L. C., SLP. Build a snowman, ice skate, make some hot chocolate.
- There's a great Winter Vocabulary List at Sam's Blog.
- Allison at Speech Peeps has a free Winter Language Writing Activity for her older students.
- Find Winter /s/ Blend Practice from Tracy Boyd and other winter themed activities at Speaking of Speech.com.
- Hot Cocoa Speech from Busy Bee Speech can be used with a variety of speech and language activities. Play this with real marshmallows.
- Make Learning Fun has a lot of activities that incorporate snow and winter. I really like The Hat Emergent Reader that can be used when reading The Hat by Jan Brett.
- The Mitten, The Hat, and The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett can be found on-line at We Give Books.org. Jan Brett also has printable graphics and activities at janbrett.com.
- The First Grade Parade's Mitten Loads of Fun includes a very cute downloadable blend activity for students practicing /l/ blends. She also created an adjective activity for beginning readers and an activity for making predictions. The math and writing activities could be used to ask questions and make comparisons. Use the Mitten Math word problems for articulation carry-over.
- A search for "winter" at TpT revealed 95 free activities for speech therapy. Topics included inferences, pronouns, articulation, sequencing and so much more.
- Print Make a Snowman Game at Activity Village. Students can practice saying their target phoneme the number of times on the die. Work as teams or individually. Change the rules to meet the needs of your students.
- Visit Classroom Magic (scroll down) to see the Snowmen at Night graphic organizer. Snowmen at Night is another book available at WeGiveBooks.org.
- Three printable winter books can be found at Carl's Corner by clicking on Little Book Lane.
- Build a snowman and sing Ten Little Snowmen at Starfall.com.
- For unique homework activities, look at Fun Winter Speech and Language Activities for Kids to do at Home from The Speech Language Pathology in Motion Blog and 10 “Wintery” Games to Play Over Break to Build Speech, Language and Listening Skills by Katie Yeh at Friendship Circle.org.