Halloween Activities for Speech and Language

Halloween is one of the most exciting holidays of the year for both SLPs and students! It’s also a great opportunity to explore colorful language, retell spooky stories, and talk about All Things Halloween! Here are some activity ideas for the upcoming holiday:

Expanding Sentences and WH-Questions

Use real-life illustrations to target “Who” “What” and “Where” questions, describe pictures, play I-Spy, and expand utterances with this ready-to-use, no-prep activity.

Download it Free from Teachers Pay Teachers:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Halloween-Speech-Therapy-Expanding-Sentences-Real-Photos-Digital-or-Print-4110446?st=342af331ca8d59329dae53599b1d1764

 

Shared Reading Activity

Book: “Room on the Broom,” written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, is the perfect book to target a variety of language goals: 

-Story retell/event sequencing/practicing transition words: Who fell off the broom next? 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Room-on-the-Broom-Sequencing-Craft-4158930?st=2889d9b2d63abef70f9f9d846917689d

-Story Grammar Elements: Setting, Characters, Problem, Feelings, Action, Resolution 

-Describing: Describe each animal that wants a ride on the witch’s broom!

-Predicting: Which animal do you think will come along next? 

Purchase/borrow the book or listen to it on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCwmofz9riY

 

Vocabulary: Labeling & Describing (Attribute + Object) 

Supplement “Room on a Broom” with simple Labeling & Describing (Attribute + Object). Download and print for free:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Room-on-the-Broom-Witch-Vocabulary-Match-Printable-2169201?st=b47a3bdcdd65a4e1ffe98c42a4d806d0

 

Halloween Craft: Pumpkin Faces

https://www.speechandlanguagekids.com/halloween-speech-therapy-activities/

 

Talk about feeling/emotions and face/body parts with this cute craft! 

Print, laminate, and velcro to create a reusable set. Download the activity here: https://www.speechandlanguagekids.com/halloween-speech-therapy-activities/

 

Halloween Themed Sensory Bin

Create a sensory/feel bin to target describing, categories, functions, and more! 

Target: Describe based on:  Category (It’s a kind of ____), Function (We use it to ___), color/sizes/shape/sense (It is ___), Location (We find it ___), Material, Parts (it has __). 

Here are some fun inspirations for materials suggested by The Spruce Crafts: https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/halloween-feel-box-game-1244730

  • Damp, coarse sponge: brains
  • Twisted chenille stems: spider
  • Pretzel sticks: petrified rat tails
  • Dried apricots: dried-up tongues
  • Thread: spiderwebs
  • Cooked, cold spaghetti noodles: worms or veins
  • Peeled grapes: eyeballs
  • Dried apple slices: ears
  • Blanched, peeled tomato: heart
  • Fake fur: dead animal
  • Tines of a plastic fork: vampire's teeth
  • Soft flour tortilla: skin (can add a little oil)
  • Feed corn: teeth
  • Cornsilk: hair
  • Baby dill pickles with pistachio shells pushed into the tip: witches' fingers
  • Overcooked rice with raisins in cooking oil: rotting maggots and bugs
  • Small peeled potatoes stuck together with chenille stems: spiders

Author: Angela Park, M.A., CF-SLP

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