Ghoulish Halloween Speech Therapy Activities
Treat your little ghouls and goblins to some not-so-tricky Halloween speech therapy activities with these books, videos, craft projects, puppet show ideas, and more!
Books, Crafts and More Halloween Speech Therapy Activities
Which Witch is Which? There seems to be no shortage of variations on the theme of which witch is which, but that means more /w/ sound activities for your Halloween speech therapy activities. Try some of these books, videos, poems, and more!
- Which Witch is Which? By Michaela Muntean – Use this Sesame Street book to bring the /w/ sound into your articulation activities with a Halloween twist.
- Which Witch is Which? By Judi Barrett – The author of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs brings us this fun and engaging book that challenges kids to sort out the tangle of eclectic witches and see which witch is which.
- The Letter W Song – If you have a child who needs repetition and learns best with rhythm, try this Letter W Song video. There are simple actions to do, too, such as writing a “W” in the air.
- More activities for the /w/ sound – This is a collection of /w/ sound activities you can use with your kids as is or modify them even more for spooky Halloween fun.
- Which Witch is Which (Who is Who?) – This is a short, cute, Halloween song set to a video of ghoulish puppets that reinforces the /w/ sound.
Ghostly Footprints – This craft activity can be used to reinforce a variety of articulation sounds, such as /f/ for footprint, /s/ for spooky, or /g/ for ghost or ghoul.
- Have your child paint the bottom of her bare foot with washable white paint.
- Have your child step onto a piece of black construction paper.
- Let the paint dry and then add googly eyes to complete the footprint ghost.
5 Little Pumpkins – Bring this story to life with your kids through crafts and activities that reinforce the /p/ sound, the rhythm of language, and rhyming words.
- Pumpkin and fence printable craft – If you are looking to save time, use these printable pumpkin and fence craft sheets that are already colored. Print and cut them out, then have your child add a pumpkin to each fence post and recite the story.
- Pumpkin puppets – These DLTK pumpkin printable worksheets are the perfect way to make puppets to use with your child as you recite this song. You can choose between colored ones or ones your child has to color and complete, or use this other engaging version of a puppet show for this classic children’s poem.
- Five Little Pumpkins – Here is a different version about five little pumpkins that reinforces emotions. You can also give your child a plain construction paper pumpkin and have him draw a face and then describe the emotion that is on it – a great activity for kids who are struggling with body language and facial expressions.
More Halloween Speech Therapy Activities – If you’re still searching for more ghoulish ways to bring the Halloween fun into speech therapy, don’t forget to try:
- Using Halloween bingo cards that reinforce vocabulary and articulation sounds
- Reading Halloween stories such as Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman and trying these speech therapy activities by the Budget SLP
- Having your child say Trick-or-Treat to buzz in on answers (reinforces the /t/ sound)
Learning always seems to be a bit easier when we create and use engaging, fun activities – whether it is in a speech therapy room, after school in our homes, or in conventional classrooms. Make sure you stop back on Wednesday for our tips and ideas for using costumes to promote learning and build speech and communication skills!