“Talk Like a Pirate” Day in Speech!

Talk Like a Pirate Day is one of my favorites days in speech. Obviously.

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This year I’m linking up with Ashley from Sweet Southern Speech to talk about all of the fun things I have planned for this fun day – which typically lasts a week in my speech room!


One of my students’ favorite games is ALWAYS Pop Up Pirate.  It’s great as a reinforcer for any age because it makes for a quick turn.  It’s also good for the little ones because you can work on requesting top/bottom, and “in”. The Peachie Speech has companion for this game targeting articulation!

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A couple years ago a colleague found this bin in the Target Dollar Spot and bought it for me 🙂  It’s great for simple location concept tasks.

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Even more fun when you use these skull erasers that are out now for Halloween! (Also from Target $ spot.)

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The other favorite game in my closet is Cariboo.  If you’re lucky enough to own the elusive game, you may want to grab my Cariboo Cards: Themed Vocabulary for a Whole Year! It has visuals for the pirate them plus MANY more! (38 to be exact).

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This year I planned a new craft for my preschoolers.  We are going to make speech and language treasure chests.

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Each student will get a “speech” or “language” treasure chest depending on his/her goals.  Students will glue on “gold coins” – containing their speech and language targets, of course!

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Glitter makes everything cuter.  And the fact that the treasure chest can be opened or closed adds a fun touch.

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You can find this product, which covers 19 phonemes and 4 different language goals (verbs, pronouns, locations, and categories) in black-ink only, in my TpT store.




A quick easy way to get all of your coins done is to use this handy 1 1/2 inch hole punch.  I’m pretty sure I’ve become a hole punch hoarder.  I have a bunch of sizes in circles and squares and use them all the time! Here’s the one I used for this project.  Or if you really don’t feel like cutting circles, you can just cut them into squares using a paper cutter.

When I worked in with elementary-aged students, this was one of my go-to books!  Not only is it great for articulation carryover, the vocabulary in it is fantastic.  It’s written by an SLP.

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Find my book companion by clicking the image below.



I have lots more pirate activities for a range of ages and goals in my TpT store.  You can find them all here!

My favorite, by far, is my pirate sensory treasure hunt.

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I wrote a more in depth post about it last year. Find it here.


Enjoy pirate week in speech!


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