Low Prep Summer Themed Speech Therapy Activities for Preschool Speech Therapy

Updated: Jun 24

These easy-to-use and engaging speech and language therapy activities will keep your kindergarteners, preschoolers, and first graders learning and laughing from June - August!

A few simple, well thought out activities can be tailored to target expressive language, receptive language, apraxia of speech, phonology, and articulation.

My 'must-haves' for versatile therapy sessions are a gross motor activity, a book, and a 'hands on' activity. I use a great set of visuals with all of these activities to decrease prep time!

These are my favorite resources for my

summer themed speech therapy sessions!


Summer, Summer! It's Never a Bummer!: This Gross Motor Story has repetitive text, which allows for tonnes of practice trials AND it has seasonal verbs on each page!

Get your students up and moving with 'invitation to move' on each page. A perfect movement break or therapy activity!

This story includes action cards to send home (or use in your therapy sessions), as well as a list of ideas of how to use the cards.

To use in teletherapy, simply pull the PDF up on your computer and share your screen!


It is no secret that I love therapy materials that I can use for A LOT OF activities (i.e. less prep time).

These Summer Visuals for Speech Therapy can be used for Cariboo, as well as other things (keep reading to find out!).

There are cards for emotions, verbs, nouns, and adjectives. These cards are a perfect companion to any summrt-themed book, game, craft, or activity.

I have used them for story retell, describing, and answering wh- questions. They are a go-to summer therapy resource!


Build It Activities:

This Ultimate Build-It Boom Deck includes over 30 different items to build - including ice cream, butterflies, bees, and caterpillars! This deck can be used year-round but is perfect for summer. You can target pretty much any goal using this activity, including:

  • describing (there are moveable visuals included).

  • requesting - have the student ask for a particular item to use.

  • comparing/contrasting - compare and contrast two items that you have build.

  • spatial concepts - while building, you can model concepts such as top/bottom, beside, in, and on.

  • following directions: ask the student to make the item in a particular way.

Want to try it out for free? Check out the free sample (it includes the ice cream build-it!)

Play Based Boom Cards:

These BOOM cards include warm activities, therapy ideas for speech AND language, and open ended play scenes (with suggested play scenarios).

If you are looking for a fun and easy way to PLAY in your sessions while target a huge variety of goals - make sure to check these out! There are three themes you can choose from: Outdoor Fun, Beach, and Camping.