St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Speech Therapy

I’m part Irish and green is one of my favorite colors so guess what holiday I’m excited to celebrate?

St. Patrick’s Day!

With this festive holiday approaching, I’ve planned some fun activities that you can easily incorporate into your speech therapy sessions to target various speech and language goals.

Some of these activities and worksheets are from my St. Patrick’s Day Vocabulary Building Product – it is jam-packed with fun ways to learn vocabulary associated with this holiday – 48 pages for only $2.75.

Sensory Bin Or Sensory Bag Fun

Hide vocabulary flashcards that feature words related to St. Patrick’s Day in a sensory bin with beans or shredded green paper. Have your students pick up the flashcards using tongs!

Color OR Paint Some Bubbly Shamrocks!

These unique Say, Color, and Display coloring sheets are a fantastic way for students to see how to make the first sound in the word  – see the visual mouth cue in the top left corner?

Use crayons, markers, glitter bingo markers, watercolor paints, OR the annotation tools on zoom for your virtual leaners!

Take it up a notch by painting some Bubbly Shamrocks!

Mix baking soda with paint and paint the shamrocks with this pasty mix. Then, squeeze some vinegar on it using a dropper and watch your shamrock fizz and bubble! This is a great way to not only target vocabulary, but also sequencing (First, Next, Then, and Finally) and following directions.

Puzzles

Scatter vocabulary puzzle pieces featuring St. Patrick’s Day vocabulary on a table- top or floor and watch your students put them together and say the words! I laminate the puzzle pieces so it’s super easy to disinfect! Amazon affiliate links are included for your convenience.

Read some books about St. Patrick’s Day

There are so many wonderful St. Patrick’s Day books that explain the holiday’s origin, Irish folklore, and associated traditions.

*Here are just a few:

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover

Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato

Lucky Tucker

*Amazon affiliate links included for your convenience.

Make a Shamrock Milkshake

Shamrock Milkshake Recipe

If you’re looking to make something simple but tasty to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, how about making a Shamrock Milkshake?

Integrating cooking, baking, and meal preparation into speech therapy sessions is a wonderful way to target various speech, language, and executive functioning skills. This is because it’s multi-sensory experience and requires SO much language. Think about all the things you DO to make a meal, snack, or treat? Many different verbs emerge in the process– like mix, stir, fry, sprinkle, taste, smell, touch. Think about how the food tastes, smells, or feels? Many different adjectives can be used! I could go on about the benefits of incorporating cooking into a speech therapy session, but that is a separate post.

Recipe card in color and black and white in my St. Patrick’s Day Vocabulary Building Product

Distance Learning?

Although I prefer in-person speech therapy sessions, it’s not always possible. Fortunately, there are some distance learning options to teach students about St. Patrick’s Day.

Have you or your students ever seen Irish Dancing? If not, watch the video below together and talk about it. Compare and contrast Irish Dancing to Ballet to Hip Hop to Tap Dancing, etc.

I have more fun activities in my St. Patrick’s Day Product – to see them check it out below – Have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day!

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