If you’re a pediatric Speech Language Pathologist looking for fun Garden themed speech therapy ideas, keep on reading!
There is something about digging in the dirt and watching something grow that preschoolers, kindergarteners and early elementary students just LOVE.
Putting together a themed speech therapy session doesn't have to be expensive or time consuming. A combination of book, game, toy, movement activity, and hands on activity can make a quick theme come together!
Here are some fun and engaging therapy activities you can use in your speech therapy sessions.
Jumping Jack: This game might not have come straight to mind when you think of a preschool gardening theme, but it has carrots - and that's good enough for me! Remember, you don't have to overthink when creating a theme!
You can pair this game with my Speech Therapy Game and Toy Companions so you can target ANY goal (over 60 goals included, covering articulation, phonology, apraxia, language and more!) .
It includes all of this games (and waaayy more- over ONE HUNDRED) as well as some of my favorite toys!
Plant the Tiny Seed: A fun and interactive book that keeps even the busiest preschoolers engaged in story time.
Lola Plants a garden: A cute book all about planting and creating a garden,
A Garden Themed sensory bin will be a hit in your therapy room! A mix of seeds, rocks, and soil (if you're brave) will create an inviting play based activity for your students. I like to throw in some little pots and gardening toys (you can usually find these at Dollar Stores).
If you want to start using sensory bins in speech therapy, but have no idea where to start, make sure to check out these blog posts “Making Sensory Bins on a Budget” and snag this free list of sensory bin fillers!
I also have a one stop product that includes labels, manipulatives, visuals and open ended scenes for over 30 themes - including gardening!! You can check out my Thematic Sensory Bin Product