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    Flower Themed Lesson Plans for Speech Therapy

    Flower Themed Lesson Plans for Speech Therapy

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    Flower Themed Lesson Plans for Speech Therapy

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    I can’t get through the spring season without having a flower themed therapy week! Check out some of my favorite therapy ideas below!


    Games & Activities

    Flower Sensory Bin: Fill your sensory bin with artificial flowers, some small pots, seeds, and sand box toys like shovels, rakes, watering cans, etc. Pretend to plant seeds, grow flowers, tend to a garden, and elicit language through play!


    Frozen Flowers: I saw this idea on The Best Ideas for Kids and knew it would be a hit in therapy! You can spend one session walking outside, collecting flowers, dandelions and other colorful weeds and there are so many core vocabulary words you can target while you look!  After you’ve collected flowers, place them into a muffin tin (you can put as many, or as few as you want) then fill the cups with water and freeze overnight.  The next day, fill a bowl with warm water, grab some droppers and start to melt the frozen flowers! Target commenting, exclaiming, attributes, core vocabulary and more!


    Build-a-flower: This FREE clip art deck from Creative Clips is ADORABLE and so versatile! Hide pieces around the therapy space, then send your students on a scavenger hunt to find enough pieces to build a flower.  Learn about the parts of a flower, and practice the vocabulary as you build your flower.  Target following directions with a guided art project, or get up and moving to follow directions and earn different pieces as you go. 



    There are so many ways to paint flowers without ever touching a brush! It’s a fun way to think creatively about supplies you might have in the classroom or at home which in my experience elicits more language or a wider variety of language than traditional arts and crafts.  Here’s a list of items you can use to create flowers in therapy!

    ·   Forks: use the prongs to make cup shaped flowers like roses or tulips

    ·   Q-Tips: bundle them together with a rubber band to create dandelions or hydrangea bulbs

    ·   Fingerprints: You can obviously finger paint in the traditional sense, but using finger prints to create petals in flowers like poppies, daisies, hydrangeas or lupines (which would go perfectly with the book Miss Rumphius!)

    ·   Bubble Wrap: Painting with bubble wrap creates amazing textures and is tons of fun! You can pre-cut specific shapes ahead of time or wrap pieces around a paper towel roll and use as a roller or a stamp.  Using bubble wrap is a fun way to create flowering trees or bushes like flowering cherry trees or lilacs.

    ·        Pom Poms: Use pom poms and clothespins to create floral designs!

    ·        Handprints: Can’t forget about the flowers of the desert! Paint your students hands green to form cacti, then have them create pink, red or orange blooms using their fingerprints.  

    What are your favorite flower themed crafts?! I LOVE hearing new ideas from other SLP’s!



    The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle

    Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert

    Flower Garden by Eve Bunting

    The Digger and the Flower by Joseph Kuefler

    Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms by Julia Rawlinson

    Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner

    We are the Gardeners by Joanna Gaines

    Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney: This book has so many opportunities for extension activities! Talk about different ways you and your students can help people! Talk about where in the world you would like to travel, or places your students want to go.  Talk about how your students will make the world a more beautiful place, are there ways they can make their school or communities more beautiful?!


    Here are some of my favorite products for springtime all available in my TPT Store:

    Ultimate Thematic SPRING UNIT

    Core Vocabulary Boom Cards: Spring Themed Cards

    Spring Theme Quick Prep Book Companions

    Spring and Summer Themed Boom Cards for Speech Therapy




    Articulation Paper Flower Craft: Minimalistic art projects to target articulation?! Yes, please!

    Object Function Flowers

    Spring Flower Freebie: Articulation activity

    Spring Compare and Contrast

    Spring Listen Up

    Spring Sentences: 3rd Person Pronouns



    Flower Power Preposition Deck

    Spring Yes/No Questions

    Spring Functions

    Spring I Spy

    Grab more ideas in my Free Lesson Plans here! 
    Enjoy these ideas from my therapy to yours!

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