If you’re looking for a fun winter speech therapy theme - yetis might be it! A Yeti Themed Speech Therapy Session can be used as a November, December, January speech therapy theme. There is something about these fuzzy and cute creatures that preschoolers, kindergarteners and early elementary students just LOVE.
As with all preschool themes that I plan - it doesn’t have to be overly complicated and take hours of prep time! A book, game, hands on activity, and movement activity are all you need for a quick themed speech therapy themed session. You can also use songs, crafts, and sensory bins.
Here are some fun and engaging therapy activities you can use in your speech therapy sessions.
Yeti in my Spaghetti: This game is simple to play and set up, which makes it a perfect speech therapy game! You simply stack the spaghettis on the bowl and place the yeti on top. Take turns pulling spaghettis but own’t drop the yeti or you lose!
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!
Never Feed a Yeti Spaghetti: This book goes PERFECTLY with the game There’s a Yeti in my Spaghetti. It follows a playful rhyming text and has touchy feely parts. On each page, you are told not to feed a different animal a particular snack!
How to Catch a Yeti: Part of the series: How to Catch a… book will have your students giggling. No matter the traps the kids in the story set, they just can’t catch the yeti.
The Thing about Yetis: Do your students know the truth about yetis? We all know yetis love winter - but did you know they love summer? This story brings some summer into the cold winter months!
A yeti sensory bin can provide loads of fun in your speech therapy session! A mix of pom poms, plastic snowflakes, styrofoam balls, beads, and clear games will provide the perfect fillers for a yeti sensory bin!
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 yetis!! You can check out my Thematic Sensory Bin Product here.
If you need a little bit of structure to get loads of trials - make sure to incorporate an activity that keeps your students engaged and encourages lots of practice. One of my favourites is this Themed Drill Sheet. Paired with mini erasers, mini objects, or a dry eraser maker this activity will keep your students practicing and engaged the entire time (honestly, I don’t understand why - but it’s true!). You can write in your own targets or use any of the over 60 goal strips included covering receptive language, expressive language, articulation, phonology and more!
If your preschoolers are anything like mine, they NEED to move in speech. Here are some of my favorite preschool movement activity to use in speech therapy.
Yeti Says: One of my easy (and no prep) ways to incorporate movement is to play a variation of “Simon Says”. For a yeti theme, you can play “Yeti Says”. You can make the game as complex or simple as suitable for your student.
Yeti Feed and Move: A feeding game with a twist! You and your student take turns spinning the spinner and doing the action towards the yeti to feed him a themed snack! Don’t drop the snack or you will have to start again! There are loads of therapy ideas included so you will be able to use it with your entire caseload! It also includes other winter characters so you can use it for a long time! I love to pair this game with any Yeti themed book and pretend to feed the yeti character!
Yeti Hunt: One of my all time favorite SLP purchases on TPT. This game is from Speech Things and is SO engaging for students. You hide 10 yetis around the room and match them to target sheet - something the yeti ‘ate’. Your student must practice their target to catch the yeti!
This combination of activities will allow you to use a Yeti theme with your entire caseload to target expressive language, receptive language, wh-questions, articulation, and more!!
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