Talk Like a Pirate Day is one of my favorites days in speech. Obviously.
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!
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.
Even more fun when you use these skull erasers that are out now for Halloween! (Also from Target $ spot.)
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).
This year I planned a new craft for my preschoolers. We are going to make speech and language treasure chests.
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!
Glitter makes everything cuter. And the fact that the treasure chest can be opened or closed adds a fun touch.
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.
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.
I wrote a more in depth post about it last year. Find it here.
Enjoy pirate week in speech!
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