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Best Back to School Speech Therapy Activities Ever!

I need some fresh speech therapy activities to capture my student’s excitement!

So I’ve been looking to find the best back to school speech therapy activities for the job!

A Wheels on the Bus mat with spaces to place pictures of animals and people in the windows.

Who doesn’t love something shiny and new for back to school? In addition to that cute new outfit, I want to knock my student’s socks off with speech therapy activities that are super fun and engaging. So, I have been busy creating a few and shopping for more of the best activities to add to my wishlist.
The first place I head (okay, after the Target bargain aisle) is to TPT. The problem is, there are tons of great activities and stores, and it can be time-consuming to sift through it all. No worries! I’m going to save you some time and show you what I’ve found. But this will make it even sweeter:

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A speech and language favorite

3 colorful bingo boards with a back to school theme. The calling cards have rhyming riddle clues for children to guess!

I have had requests for more Bingo Riddles games, so I created this one with a fun school theme.

Back to School Bingo Riddles Speech Therapy activity
Back to School Bingo Riddles
My best-selling Bingo Riddles packs combine fun rhyming riddles with a favorite game. (You should hear me walk around the house talking to myself, as I make up new riddles. Hubby thinks I’m a bit crazy anyway!) You’ll target vocabulary, inference, listening comprehension, and rhyme.
I love using it for push-in activities or large groups (plenty for everybody with 30 boards) as well as my small groups.

A sweet comment on one of my Bingo Riddles games:

“This is the 2nd year that I have used these, and I had to write a review…because I love it so much. I have used it with preschoolers, 6th graders, and all of the grades in between. All of the clues are clever and witty and fun and appropriate. I just can’t rate this high enough.”

Back to School Bingo Riddles Speech Therapy activity       Back to School Bingo Riddles Speech Therapy activity

Literacy-based back to school speech therapy activities

Check out this book companion for one of my all-time favorite back-to-school books: The Kissing Hand. Head over to take a peek at cards, puzzles, printables and a mini-book reader too! Find it HERE.

The Kissing Hand Back to School Speech Therapy Companion
The Kissing Hand Back to School Companion!

Another terrific choice for preschoolers through first grade is The Wheels on the Bus song and story.

Wheels on the bus speech and language activities super bundle. A digital story is shown on an ipad and a school bus mat with square windows is on shown. There are animals and people cards to place in the windows of the bus.

Sing the song and pair it with this busload of great activities to get you planned out for multiple sessions! IT includes an adapted book, digital story, articulation smash mats and a bus full of language activities!

Find this Wheels on the Bus Super Bundle in my TpT Store.

Now for a peek at some more back to school speech therapy activities from some fantastic SLPs.

I’ll be popping these in my cart for the sale. I’ll have planning wrapped up for a least a month. Sweet!!

First up is a pack from Mandi of Panda Speech. Some days we just need to print and go. This school-themed pack will have you covered.

No-Prep Back to School Language Pack Worksheets

Check out this resource from SLPTalk with Desiree, using paint sticks. What a fun twist on articulation therapy! My kids really enjoy manipulative activities.

Articulation Sticks Bundle

Next up is this cool activity from Creative Speech Lab.  My kids will love these little pop-up style stories as they practice sentence and conversational level articulation. I love that it will work for my language kids too.

Print and Go Trioramas for Articulation, Language and Social Skills. A foldable activity
Get the conversation going with these icebreaker activities from The SLT Scrapbook.  All about me, conversation starters, and partner-up activities. Perfect fit for back-to-school and social groups too.

Icebreaker and Team Building Activities Resource for Back to School

Happy back to school!

I hope this helps you get those first sessions all planned out for a no-stress first month of therapy.

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