In my Pets Themed Blog Post, I talked about how much I love themes you can use all the way from January - December because they are budget conscious, can be pulled out anytime, and can be used more than once (or twice) a year!
I'm sure you know by now that I am a huge fan any resource that can target a tonne of goals. This is my round up of tried and true resources for a monster theme in speech therapy. I love to use monsters as an alternative to Halloween, for kids who don't celebrate. As always, there are books, songs, hand-on activities, games, toys, and distance learning resources.
Shake a Leg: This story is a must for busy preschoolers. The bright and colourful pictures invite movement on each page - which makes it great for verbs and following directions. Listen to the story on Youtube HERE.
There's a Monster at the End of This Book: This book is hilarious and is great for older preschoolers. Poor Grover is so afraid of the monster at the end of the book and does everything to prevent you from flipping the page. Despite all his efforts, he gets to the end of the book and finds out the monster is him!
I use this book for past tense verbs,
vocabulary, and following directions,
and negation. Listen to it on Youtube HERE.
There's a Monster in Your Book: This series of books is SO FUN! The book is filled with simple directions for the child to follow - so they don't even really know that they are working on their receptive language skills! Interactive books are perfect for those students who don't love books (we all have a few of those!).
I wanna Cookie: This repetitive and interactive book is perfect for targeting CVCV word shapes. Students will love choosing a colorful cookie to feed the different members of the monster family. It is available as a BOOM Card and as a PDF.
Guess My Monster: There are so many colourful monsters - all that are different from each other by only a few features, making it great for describing, How the game works is one player takes a card and the other player has a guessing card. The player tries to guess the card by asking questions and describing. IT includes visuals for describing to support the child. It is a great way to work on adjectives, stating features, comparing and contrasting, and asking questions.
Feed the Woozle: I cannot say enough about this game. I have never met a child that doesn't LOVE this game. This silly Woozle LOVES to eat yucky snacks. Not sure where to start? Grab Words Matter's FREE Game Companion in her TPT store. Don't own the game? Make your own with a paper bag, markers, constuction paper and some creativity!
Yeti in my Spaghetti: This is a perfect quick turn taking game that you can pair with articulation cards or use to target turn taking, spatial concepts, and negation. It is ideal for little ones working on fine motor skills as well!