Enjoy your winter break, because there’s no need to start hunting for winter speech teletherapy activities! I’ve done that for you with this roundup of winter books, songs, games, movement breaks, and free Boom cards. Bookmark this page and you’ll be ready to open it during your online sessions, and have all the links ready to go.
Winter Songs for Speech Therapy
If you’ve been following my Free Activities for Teletherapy series, You know that Super Simple has great videos.
Here are some of my favorite winter songs for littles:
I’m a Little Snowman by Super Simple is a wonderful repetitive song for the vocabulary of eyes, nose, scarf, hat, buttons.
Little Snowflake is one of my hands-down favorite YouTube songs for preschoolers. It’s that adorable! Target articulation: /sn/ snowflake, /f/ falling, verb+ing (falling, skating), What doing? questions, and simple vocabulary: body parts (head, nose, hair), winter clothing (hat, scarf).
Three Little Kittens The kittens have lost their mittens! Target regular plurals (mittens, kittens), initial /m/ (meow, mittens), past tense verbs, and What happened? questions (lost, found, washed)
Snowflakes, Snowflakes by the Kiboomers is sung with a nice slow pace making it great to target /sn/ blends and work in a movement activity too.
Five Little Snowmen by the Kiboomers targets s-blends (standing, stayed, snowman), /s/ (sun), and regular past-tense (melted).
Snowflakes Song by the Learning Station is another fun song for those s-blends.
by Maple Leaf Learning Kids
Guess what Santa forgot- by comparing pictures of Santa. Great for /s/ too (silly, Santa).
Get them moving mid-session with these movement break songs:
Winter Hokey Pokey by the Kiboomers
Snowman Freeze by the Learning Station
For your bigger kids:
Koo Koo Kangaroo Brrrr This one is a bit challenging for preschool but will get your Elementary kiddos moving (and freezing). Target ‘ar” and r-blends as it repeats “Brrr”, “R, R, R”, and “freeze”.
I have a great list for you here:
14 Preschool Songs and Fingerplays for Winter Speech Therapy
Winter Books for Speech Therapy
I always recommend getting a hard copy of the book if you can, both for in-person and virtual sessions. I’ve linked the YouTube read-alouds for you.
Please note: All the links are working as I write this post, please comment to let me know if you ever find a link that no longer works!
Read and re-read the same book over several sessions.
Children benefit in so many ways from multiple readings. And bonus: It sure makes planning quick and simple for you. Try exploring the book as you read it yourself in the first few sessions. Then show the video during the last session, before working on story re-telling.
Let it Snow
by Maryann Cocca-Leffler has bright colorful illustrations and simple text that take you from icy snowstorms to the first signs of spring. This story is great for “What doing?” questions, winter verbs, s-blends, and talking about seasons.
Little Bear Wakes up to find a snowy world. Soon he finds some friends to help him build a snowman. Target sequencing with all the animal friends, s-blends, and story re-tell.
You’ll target s-blends, “What doing?” questions, prediction, and cause-effect with this sweet classic story.
Sneezy the Snowman
by Maureen Wright and Stephen Gilpen is perfect for predictions, cause and effect, and why questions.
by Jan Brett is a wonderful classic story that has opportunities for winter vocabulary, sequencing, prediction, vocabulary, and more. Be sure to look at the borders of the pages to see what will happen next.
Can you find the hidden pictures? Look for a cat, a rabbit, a Santa face, and a tyrannosaurus rex in the pages. There are so many targets in this favorite story. What do you think would happen if snowmen became alive at night?
Follow up this story with multiple sessions of fun using my Snowmen at Night Speech Therapy Book Companion
, and you’ll be able to target a wide range of goals and ages. I included worksheets that can be used digitally with the Teacher pay Teachers digital overlay tool as well as printable activities for your in-person students.
If you’ve not yet discovered Storyline Online, you totally need to check it out right now!
You’ll find wonderful readings by actors and celebrities. Some of these videos are over 10 minutes, so keep that in mind when planning.
Irene offers to bring the gown her mama made to the ball, braving a harrowing, snowy journey. Target What happened? questions and higher-level vocabulary such as “squinting, resented, walloped and muffled” with your elementary students.
Henry Holton Takes the Ice
by Sandra Bradley is a story about a little boy who just doesn’t love ice hockey like the rest of his family does and realizes he’s made for something else instead. A sweet story about how it’s okay and wonderful to be different. Target social skills- how to be accepting and supportive of others plus you’ll learn winter ice hockey and figure skating vocabulary.
Free Winter Boom Cards
Winter Vocabulary Memory Game
by Pinwheel Speech Products is a 2-player game focusing on animal and object vocabulary. You can easily use it for describing and answering questions as students find each pair of pictures.
Free Penguin Jokes
by Tong Stevens is fun to work on humor, multiple meanings, and homophones.
Create a Snow Globe
by Courtney’s Speech Room An open-ended activity for s-blends or any target.
Free Winter Online Games
Give your kids mouse control online, or have them tell you what to click or move.
Make a Snowman
by ABCya lets kids click and drag to design their snowman.
Dress for the Weather
by ABCya has kids pick a puppy and dress him warmly for winter. Great for preschool.
by Funbrain Practice your speech targets, then have fun catching snowflakes on your tongue. Fun for kids who can have mouse control. Collect stars by swallowing the big snowflakes, just don’t swallow a fly! An open-ended motivational activity.
by PBS Kids is another fun motivational game for open-ended play. Can you help Plushie get unstuck from the ice? Good for upper elementary.
Molly of Denali
by PBS Kids. Play the begging level for easy open-ended snowboarding fun, or keep going to practice listen and you can easily work on WH questions too.
Winter Jeopardy Games
from Jeopardy Labs has a flurry of winter trivia games. From answering wh questions to naming to a description, you’ll find lots of engaging games for your upper elementary and junior high school students.
Are you doing in-person sessions too?
Try an easy snowman craft to build language and work on those s-blends. I’ve got you covered in this post:
I hope this roundup saves you time and helps you have some winter fun online! Tip: Be sure to pin this post so you can easily find it each year.
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