Marvelous May Flowers Sprout SLP Ideas

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may-spring-speech-therapy-activity-ideasMay flowers spring up, thanks to all of the showers that happen in April, and they can serve as a natural connection speech and language goals. Take time to integrate the natural beauty and colors of the flowers into crafts and games that will support individual student goals.

Guess the Flower Game

Kids love to play the game Guess Who, so make a version with pictures of flowers. Print photos of different types of flowers. Make sure that there are differences with colors, types of petals, stems, and other parts. Print two of each flower picture to use for the game. Place and glue each photo on an index card. Laminate these cards so they will last longer.

To play the game, set up a barrier on a table so people cannot see the other side. Group into teams and spread out the cards along the table. One side picks a card for the other team to guess. Ask questions using the flower cards in front of your team to determine which flower was selected. Remember that you may only ask questions that have a yes or no response for the other team. This game will work on coming up with questions, vocabulary related to descriptions, and self confidence when speaking.

Dream Flower Project

After taking time to explore flowers, allow kids to use their imagination to create their own dream flower. Give each child a piece of construction paper and let them begin to design their flower. Allow them to decorate using different types of media like colored pencils, pastels, markers, and glitter glue pens. Talk about how different flowers got their names. Allow them to name their own new species.

When everyone is finished with their individual flowers, take turns describing them. Encourage each member of the group to explain why they selected the colors and shapes. Be sure to take time to chat about why they named their flower. When everyone has presented their introduction, take time to play games grouping the flowers. Put all the blue flowers together. Do some have many petals, while others are more of a single shape? Create a final display for your unique garden for everyone to view by making grass and sky on a bulletin board for the flowers to grow on.

When you begin this group of sessions, take some time to go over what children know about flowers. Talk about some that are special in your region. Ask families ahead of time if there are flowers with cultural significance to their countries of origin. Share these with the group to connect and take pride in multilingual learners.

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